Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 10 October 2060 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1922".
The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2060.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:18, this is 12 days after last apogee on 27 September 2060 at 17:42 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 October 2060 at 00:25 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 357 605 km (222 205 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 903 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 751 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 13:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 24 October 2060 at 04:14 in ♎ Libra.
At 13:33 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 2 October 2060 at 10:31 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.102°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.128° in the next northern standstill on 15 October 2060 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.