Gibbous ♉ Taurus
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 7 January 2082 at 04:45 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2082 after 6 days on 14 January 2082 at 18:11.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1014 of Meeus index or 1967 from Brown series.
Length of current 1014 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 1015 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠84.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠122.6°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 5 January 2082 at 22:19 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 January 2082 at 16:31 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 401 901 km (249 730 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 690 km (227 229 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 3 January 2082 at 19:51 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 January 2082 at 15:31 in ♌ Leo.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 29 December 2081 at 05:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.138°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.182° in the next northern standstill on 12 January 2082 at 16:51 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 14 January 2082 at 18:11 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.