Gibbous ♊ Gemini
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 ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 27 February 2061 at 01:51 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2061 after 6 days on 6 March 2061 at 05:54.
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 756 of Meeus index or 1709 from Brown series.
Length of current 756 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 757 length.
Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠299.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠324.8°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 24 February 2061 at 09:19 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 March 2061 at 02:00 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 364 785 km (226 667 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 673 km (251 452 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 23 February 2061 at 16:18 in ♈ Aries, 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 8 March 2061 at 23:14 in ♎ Libra.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 15 February 2061 at 18:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.209°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.299° in the next northern standstill on 28 February 2061 at 20:22 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 6 March 2061 at 05:54 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.