Gibbous ♎ Libra
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 14 June 2081 at 04:16 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2081 after 6 days on 21 June 2081 at 07:32.
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 1007 of Meeus index or 1960 from Brown series.
Length of current 1007 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 1008 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠298.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠322.9°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 11 June 2081 at 17:00 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 June 2081 at 03:39 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 364 514 km (226 498 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 502 km (251 346 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 13 June 2081 at 20:45 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 June 2081 at 15:47 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 8 June 2081 at 04:25 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.340°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.324° in the next southern standstill on 21 June 2081 at 03:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 21 June 2081 at 07:32 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.