Gibbous ♎ Libra
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 25 June 2042 at 11:29 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2042 after 6 days on 3 July 2042 at 08:09.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 525 of Meeus index or 1478 from Brown series.
Length of current 525 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 526 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠57.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 01:31, this is 12 days after last perigee on 13 June 2042 at 22:24 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 9 July 2042 at 07:47 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 404 088 km (251 089 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2042. It is 1 320 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 37 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 13 June 2042 at 12:16 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 June 2042 at 04:23 in ♎ Libra.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 18 June 2042 at 08:35 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.070°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.069° in the next southern standstill on 2 July 2042 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 3 July 2042 at 08:09 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.