Gibbous ♊ Gemini
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 11 February 2057 at 12:25 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2057 after 6 days on 19 February 2057 at 11:56.
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 706 of Meeus index or 1659 from Brown series.
Length of current 706 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 14 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 707 length.
Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠80°. 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 14:05, this is 11 days after last perigee on 31 January 2057 at 18:59 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 February 2057 at 15:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 414 km (251 291 mi) away from Earth. It is 994 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 295 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 1 February 2057 at 14:12 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 15 February 2057 at 14:03 in ♋ Cancer.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 1 February 2057 at 14:10 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.875°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.925° in the next northern standstill on 15 February 2057 at 14:48 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 19 February 2057 at 11:56 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.