Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 7 December 2060 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1948".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2060.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 6 December 2060 at 09:57 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 December 2060 at 13:24 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 366 182 km (227 535 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 552 km (251 998 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 4 December 2060 at 10:07 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 December 2060 at 13:43 in ♎ Libra.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 25 November 2060 at 22:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.046°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.