Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 8 December 2060 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 7 December 2060 at 14:48.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2061 after 28 days on 6 January 2061 at 02:24.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
2 days 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 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 December 2060 at 13:24 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 369 259 km (229 447 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 552 km (251 998 mi).
4 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 December 2060 at 13:43 in ♎ Libra.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 20:39 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.011°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.980° in its southern standstill point on 23 December 2060 at 03:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 14 days on 22 December 2060 at 22:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.