Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 23 December 2060 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2061 after 13 days on 6 January 2061 at 02:24.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 22:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 754 of Meeus index or 1707 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 37 minutes is the length of new lunation 754. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 755 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠228.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠265.6°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 18 December 2060 at 13:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 January 2061 at 14:50 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 396 044 km (246 090 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 234 km (226 325 mi).
5 days 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 December 2060 at 13:55 in ♈ Aries.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 03:55 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.980°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.997° in its northern standstill point on 5 January 2061 at 06:43 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.