Quarter ♍ Virgo
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 ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 6 June 2079 at 11:18 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1869" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2079 after 8 days on 14 June 2079 at 12:39.
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 982 of Meeus index or 1935 from Brown series.
Length of current 982 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 50 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2079. It is 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 983 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 30 May 2079 at 23:00 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 June 2079 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 383 508 km (238 301 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 321 km (252 476 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 28 May 2079 at 04:40 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 June 2079 at 00:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 1 June 2079 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.971°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.928° in the next southern standstill on 15 June 2079 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 14 June 2079 at 12:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.