Gibbous ♍ Virgo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 11 May 2057 at 21:06 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1839" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2057 after 6 days on 18 May 2057 at 19:02.
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 709 of Meeus index or 1662 from Brown series.
Length of current 709 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 39 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2057. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 710 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠148.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠173.3°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 6 May 2057 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 May 2057 at 12:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 389 839 km (242 235 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 926 km (222 405 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 7 May 2057 at 22:16 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 May 2057 at 03:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 8 May 2057 at 14:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.611°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.658° in the next southern standstill on 21 May 2057 at 16:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 18 May 2057 at 19:02 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.