Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 4 December 2060 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 30 November 2060 at 23:11.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2060 after 3 days on 7 December 2060 at 14:48.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 753 of Meeus index or 1706 from Brown series.
Length of current 753 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 754 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠199.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠228.7°. 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 21 November 2060 at 01:49 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 December 2060 at 09:57 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 363 702 km (225 994 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 223 km (223 211 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 10:07 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 17 December 2060 at 13:43 in ♎ Libra.
At 10:07 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 25 November 2060 at 22:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.046°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.011° in the next northern standstill on 8 December 2060 at 20:39 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 7 December 2060 at 14:48 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.