Gibbous ♊ Gemini
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 2 February 2066 at 05:44 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2066 after 6 days on 10 February 2066 at 08:29.
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 817 of Meeus index or 1770 from Brown series.
Length of current 817 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 818 length.
Length of current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠35.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠61.6°. 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 23 January 2066 at 15:57 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 4 February 2066 at 09:58 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 404 815 km (251 540 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 789 km (251 524 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 24 January 2066 at 14:22 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 February 2066 at 15:03 in ♋ Cancer.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 22 January 2066 at 16:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.483°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.448° in the next northern standstill on 5 February 2066 at 06:59 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 10 February 2066 at 08:29 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.