Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 30 June 2066 at 17:59 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2066 after 5 days on 7 July 2066 at 09:34.
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 822 of Meeus index or 1775 from Brown series.
Length of current 822 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 823 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 28 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠183.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠207°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 22 June 2066 at 10:28 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 July 2066 at 20:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 375 993 km (233 631 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 676 km (222 250 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 23 June 2066 at 09:49 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 July 2066 at 22:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 21 June 2066 at 17:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.724°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.732° in the next southern standstill on 5 July 2066 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 7 July 2066 at 09:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.