Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 21 October 2060 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 16 October 2060 at 10:30.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2060 after 17 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
11 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 October 2060 at 00:25 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 400 277 km (248 721 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 530 km (252 606 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 October 2060 at 04:14 in ♎ Libra.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 15 October 2060 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.128°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.126° in the next southern standstill on 29 October 2060 at 17:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 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.