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Moon phase on 2 October 2060 Saturday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2060 | October 2060

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 47% illuminated

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.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1820"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1918".

Hunter Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2060 after 7 days on 9 October 2060 at 18:41.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 751 / 1704

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.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠149.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠149.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠174.6°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 27 September 2060 at 17:42 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 October 2060 at 10:18 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 393 789 km

The Moon is 393 789 km (244 689 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 605 km (222 205 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 26 September 2060 at 21:59 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 October 2060 at 13:33 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 10:31 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.102°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.128° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 15 October 2060 at 01:32.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 9 October 2060 at 18:41 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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