Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 20 November 2060 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 14 November 2060 at 23:48.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2060 after 17 days on 7 December 2060 at 14:48.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 752 of Meeus index or 1705 from Brown series.
Length of current 752 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 50 minutes. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 7 November 2060 at 22:11 in ♉ Taurus. 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 21 November 2060 at 01:49 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 405 140 km (251 742 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 318 km (252 474 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 10:05 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 4 December 2060 at 10:07 in ♈ Aries.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 11 November 2060 at 10:15 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.098°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.046° in the next southern standstill on 25 November 2060 at 22:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 23 November 2060 at 04:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.