Quarter ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 2 October 2060 Saturday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 2 October 2060 at 20:41 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2060 after 7 days on 9 October 2060 at 18:41.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 751 of Meeus index or 1704 from Brown series.
Length of current 751 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 752 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠149.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠174.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
4 days after point of apogee on 27 September 2060 at 17:42 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2060 at 10:18 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 393 789 km (244 689 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 605 km (222 205 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 26 September 2060 at 21:59 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 October 2060 at 13:33 in ♈ Aries.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 10:31 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.102°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.128° in its northern standstill point on 15 October 2060 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 9 October 2060 at 18:41 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.