Quarter ♍ Virgo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 23 May 2075 at 03:57 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1827" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2075 after 6 days on 30 May 2075 at 02:38.
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 932 of Meeus index or 1885 from Brown series.
Length of current 932 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 17 minutes. It is 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 933 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 33 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 30 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠145.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠170.5°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 18 May 2075 at 08:43 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 May 2075 at 22:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 392 244 km (243 729 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 250 km (222 606 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 19 May 2075 at 06:26 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 June 2075 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 18 May 2075 at 23:38 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.600°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.636° in the next southern standstill on 1 June 2075 at 07:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 30 May 2075 at 02:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.