Gibbous ♈ Aries
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 26 December 2082 at 23:37 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2083 after 7 days on 4 January 2083 at 02:32.
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 1026 of Meeus index or 1979 from Brown series.
Length of current 1026 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 1027 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠31°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠55.2°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 17 December 2082 at 18:03 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 December 2082 at 13:39 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 402 769 km (250 269 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 040 km (251 680 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 23 December 2082 at 05:41 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 January 2083 at 17:32 in ♌ Leo.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 19 December 2082 at 08:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.412°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.424° in the next northern standstill on 2 January 2083 at 11:49 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 4 January 2083 at 02:32 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.