Quarter ♎ Libra
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 24 June 2080 at 09:12 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2080 after 7 days on 2 July 2080 at 04:09.
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 995 of Meeus index or 1948 from Brown series.
Length of current 995 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2080. It is 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 996 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠341.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠357°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 18 June 2080 at 21:12 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 July 2080 at 22:07 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 375 214 km (233 147 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 236 km (252 423 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 18:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 9 July 2080 at 07:56 in ♈ Aries.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 18 June 2080 at 01:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.379°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.365° in the next southern standstill on 1 July 2080 at 08:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 2 July 2080 at 04:09 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.