Quarter ♊ Gemini
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 March 2085 at 07:16 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2085 after 8 days on 11 March 2085 at 12:26.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1053 of Meeus index or 2006 from Brown series.
Length of current 1053 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 5 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2085. It is 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 1054 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠16.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠35.4°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 23 February 2085 at 06:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 March 2085 at 14:41 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 396 223 km (246 202 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 701 km (252 091 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 20 February 2085 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 5 March 2085 at 09:49 in ♋ Cancer.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 19:04 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.652°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.502° in its southern standstill point on 18 March 2085 at 07:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 11 March 2085 at 12:26 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.