Gibbous ♉ Taurus
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 11 January 2087 at 22:31 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 ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2087 after 6 days on 18 January 2087 at 22:11.
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 1076 of Meeus index or 2029 from Brown series.
Length of current 1076 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 1077 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 15 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠275.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠308.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 13:20, this is 14 days after last apogee on 29 December 2086 at 03:31 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 January 2087 at 01:01 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 370 271 km (230 076 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2087. It is 7 763 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 85 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its ascending node on 1 January 2087 at 17:04 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 January 2087 at 20:43 in ♉ Taurus.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 2 January 2087 at 20:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.607°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.560° in the next northern standstill on 15 January 2087 at 23:21 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 18 January 2087 at 22:11 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.