Gibbous ♊ Gemini
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 10 February 2087 at 06:38 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2087 after 6 days on 17 February 2087 at 13:34.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1077 of Meeus index or 2030 from Brown series.
Length of current 1077 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 1078 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠308.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.8°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 6 February 2087 at 21:41 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 February 2087 at 20:55 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 367 906 km (228 606 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 929 km (251 611 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 10 February 2087 at 21:48 in ♉ Taurus, 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 25 February 2087 at 00:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 30 January 2087 at 06:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.469°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.361° in the next northern standstill on 12 February 2087 at 05:55 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 17 February 2087 at 13:34 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.