Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 18 December 2060 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 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.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2061 after 18 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 25 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 13:24, this is 12 days after last perigee on 6 December 2060 at 09:57 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2061 at 14:50 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 552 km (251 998 mi) away from Earth. It is 144 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 157 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 17 December 2060 at 13:43 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 December 2060 at 13:55 in ♈ Aries.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 8 December 2060 at 20:39 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.011°. Next 4 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 4 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.