Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 12 July 2054 at 01:36 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2054 after 7 days on 19 July 2054 at 17:47.
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 674 of Meeus index or 1627 from Brown series.
Length of current 674 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 14 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2054. It is 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 675 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠336°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠352.3°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 6 July 2054 at 21:10 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 July 2054 at 05:49 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 374 200 km (232 517 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 947 km (252 244 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 8 July 2054 at 11:43 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 July 2054 at 09:02 in ♒ Aquarius.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 5 July 2054 at 00:45 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.186°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.176° in the next southern standstill on 18 July 2054 at 03:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 19 July 2054 at 17:47 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.