Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 17 December 2060 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 14 December 2060 at 17:15.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2061 after 19 days on 6 January 2061 at 02:24.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
11 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 December 2060 at 13:24 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 404 533 km (251 365 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 552 km (251 998 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 13:43 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 31 December 2060 at 13:55 in ♈ Aries.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 8 December 2060 at 20:39 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.011°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.980° in the next southern standstill on 23 December 2060 at 03:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 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.