Gibbous ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 6 March 2055 at 14:48 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1886" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2055 after 5 days on 13 March 2055 at 08:57.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 682 of Meeus index or 1635 from Brown series.
Length of current 682 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 683 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠194.9°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 27 February 2055 at 13:56 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2055 at 06:25 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 379 958 km (236 095 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 697 km (221 641 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 24 February 2055 at 23:02 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 March 2055 at 03:26 in ♌ Leo.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 21 February 2055 at 16:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.715°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.771° in the next northern standstill on 8 March 2055 at 09:08 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 13 March 2055 at 08:57 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.