Quarter ♍ Virgo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 24 May 2083 at 18:11 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2083 after 6 days on 31 May 2083 at 09:42.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1031 of Meeus index or 1984 from Brown series.
Length of current 1031 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 1032 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠180.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠203.8°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 16 May 2083 at 17:26 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 May 2083 at 23:07 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 381 875 km (237 286 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 245 km (221 982 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 22 May 2083 at 23:17 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 June 2083 at 11:34 in ♒ Aquarius.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 19 May 2083 at 00:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.923°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.909° in the next southern standstill on 1 June 2083 at 05:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 31 May 2083 at 09:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.