Quarter ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 2 April 2085 at 01:51 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2085 after 7 days on 10 April 2085 at 03:41.
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 1054 of Meeus index or 2007 from Brown series.
Length of current 1054 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 1055 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠35.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠60.6°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 23 March 2085 at 12:19 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 April 2085 at 08:13 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 403 422 km (250 675 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 744 km (251 496 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 1 April 2085 at 11:26 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 April 2085 at 15:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 31 March 2085 at 03:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.388°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.266° in the next southern standstill on 14 April 2085 at 12:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 10 April 2085 at 03:41 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.