Gibbous ♉ Taurus
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 ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 23 January 2075 at 23:32 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2075 after 7 days on 1 February 2075 at 04:13.
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 928 of Meeus index or 1881 from Brown series.
Length of current 928 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 4 minutes. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 929 length.
Length of current synodic month is 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠24.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠46.3°. 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 15 January 2075 at 07:21 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 January 2075 at 06:37 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 400 745 km (249 011 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 296 km (251 839 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 16 January 2075 at 13:41 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 January 2075 at 15:45 in ♋ Cancer.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 15 January 2075 at 19:15 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.820°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.824° in the next northern standstill on 29 January 2075 at 16:46 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 1 February 2075 at 04:13 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.