Gibbous ♎ Libra
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 31 May 2085 at 14:51 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2085 after 6 days on 8 June 2085 at 02:02.
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 1056 of Meeus index or 2009 from Brown series.
Length of current 1056 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 1057 length.
Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠94.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠128.7°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 29 May 2085 at 22:33 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 June 2085 at 19:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 401 871 km (249 711 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 665 km (226 592 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 25 May 2085 at 20:55 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 June 2085 at 01:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 24 May 2085 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.116°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.119° in the next southern standstill on 8 June 2085 at 03:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 8 June 2085 at 02:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.