Gibbous ♍ Virgo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 5 May 2082 at 19:04 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2082 after 5 days on 12 May 2082 at 09:49.
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 1018 of Meeus index or 1971 from Brown series.
Length of current 1018 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 1019 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠203.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠231.3°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 25 April 2082 at 15:39 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 May 2082 at 00:30 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 369 760 km (229 758 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 931 km (223 651 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 22 April 2082 at 17:02 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 May 2082 at 01:12 in ♍ Virgo.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the first to the middle part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 1 May 2082 at 23:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.970°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.907° in the next southern standstill on 14 May 2082 at 17:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 12 May 2082 at 09:49 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.