Quarter ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 28 March 2080 at 14:32 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2080 after 6 days on 4 April 2080 at 11:24.
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 992 of Meeus index or 1945 from Brown series.
Length of current 992 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes. It is 2 hours and 57 minutes longer than next lunation 993 length.
Length of current synodic month is 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠264.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠298.1°. 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 15 March 2080 at 06:06 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 March 2080 at 10:45 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 363 656 km (225 965 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 233 km (229 431 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 22 March 2080 at 08:10 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 April 2080 at 06:19 in ♎ Libra.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 03:44 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.594°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.592° in its southern standstill point on 10 April 2080 at 12:43 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 4 April 2080 at 11:24 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.