Gibbous ♍ Virgo
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 ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 26 May 2080 at 02:03 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2080 after 7 days on 2 June 2080 at 13:45.
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 994 of Meeus index or 1947 from Brown series.
Length of current 994 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than next lunation 995 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠323.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠341.5°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 21 May 2080 at 17:58 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 June 2080 at 12:37 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 369 222 km (229 424 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 518 km (251 977 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 16 May 2080 at 00:50 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 May 2080 at 17:05 in ♎ Libra.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 21 May 2080 at 16:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.443°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.386° in the next southern standstill on 4 June 2080 at 03:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 2 June 2080 at 13:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.