Quarter ♈ Aries
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 ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 19 December 2080 at 11:23 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2080 after 7 days on 26 December 2080 at 17:03.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1001 of Meeus index or 1954 from Brown series.
Length of current 1001 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 1002 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠119.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠151.7°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 16 December 2080 at 08:18 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 December 2080 at 06:47 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 399 834 km (248 445 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 629 km (224 084 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 12:25 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 1 January 2081 at 06:33 in ♍ Virgo.
At 12:25 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 12 December 2080 at 02:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.401°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.412° in the next northern standstill on 26 December 2080 at 07:29 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 26 December 2080 at 17:03 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.