Gibbous ♎ Libra
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 6 June 2060 at 00:44 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2060 after 6 days on 14 June 2060 at 03:37.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 747 of Meeus index or 1700 from Brown series.
Length of current 747 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 748 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠31.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠54.1°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 27 May 2060 at 20:38 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 June 2060 at 19:26 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 404 288 km (251 213 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 799 km (251 530 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 27 May 2060 at 15:43 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 June 2060 at 08:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 31 May 2060 at 15:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.668°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.634° in the next southern standstill on 15 June 2060 at 02:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 14 June 2060 at 03:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.