Quarter* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 15 October 2060 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 9 October 2060 at 18:41.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2060 after 23 days on 8 November 2060 at 04:17.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 10 October 2060 at 10:18 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 October 2060 at 00:25 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 374 292 km (232 574 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 530 km (252 606 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 10 October 2060 at 13:33 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 October 2060 at 04:14 in ♎ Libra.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 01:32 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.128°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2060. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.126° in its southern standstill point on 29 October 2060 at 17:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 24 October 2060 at 09:25 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.