Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 24 October 2060 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2060 after 14 days on 8 November 2060 at 04:17.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 09:25 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 752 of Meeus index or 1705 from Brown series.
29 days, 18 hours and 50 minutes is the length of new lunation 752. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2060. It is 26 minutes longer than next lunation 753 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠174.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠199.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
14 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 October 2060 at 00:25 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 405 432 km (251 924 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 530 km (252 606 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 04:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 7 November 2060 at 00:56 in ♉ Taurus.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 15 October 2060 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.128°. Next 5 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.