Quarter ♎ Libra
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 26 June 2069 at 12:10 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2069 after 8 days on 4 July 2069 at 13:05.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 859 of Meeus index or 1812 from Brown series.
Length of current 859 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 59 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 860 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠40.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠66.4°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 16 June 2069 at 13:22 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 28 June 2069 at 10:15 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 403 271 km (250 581 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 412 km (251 290 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 15 June 2069 at 23:37 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 June 2069 at 14:55 in ♏ Scorpio.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 18 June 2069 at 12:47 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.940°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.920° in the next southern standstill on 2 July 2069 at 18:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 4 July 2069 at 13:05 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.