Gibbous ♋ Cancer
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 18 February 2089 at 07:15 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2089 after 5 days on 24 February 2089 at 22:05.
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 1102 of Meeus index or 2055 from Brown series.
Length of current 1102 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 1103 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠211.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.3°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 7 February 2089 at 10:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 February 2089 at 04:43 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 366 336 km (227 631 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 191 km (224 434 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 15 February 2089 at 05:13 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 February 2089 at 20:38 in ♎ Libra.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 5 February 2089 at 19:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.740°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.626° in the next northern standstill on 20 February 2089 at 01:51 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 24 February 2089 at 22:05 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.