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 14 June 2043 at 10:19 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2043 after 7 days on 22 June 2043 at 14:20.
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 537 of Meeus index or 1490 from Brown series.
Length of current 537 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 538 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠15.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠33.6°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 6 June 2043 at 11:59 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 June 2043 at 23:28 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 398 779 km (247 790 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 646 km (252 057 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 09:52 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 29 June 2043 at 18:46 in ♓ Pisces.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 8 June 2043 at 09:54 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.431°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.403° in the next southern standstill on 22 June 2043 at 14:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 22 June 2043 at 14:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.