Quarter ♎ Libra
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 12 June 2054 at 19:17 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2054 after 7 days on 20 June 2054 at 03:42.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 673 of Meeus index or 1626 from Brown series.
Length of current 673 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 54 minutes. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 674 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠316.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠336°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 8 June 2054 at 21:43 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 June 2054 at 17:32 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 365 649 km (227 204 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 098 km (251 716 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 11 June 2054 at 07:33 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 June 2054 at 04:56 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 7 June 2054 at 14:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.164°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.200° in the next southern standstill on 20 June 2054 at 19:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 20 June 2054 at 03:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.