Gibbous ♍ Virgo
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 ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 17 May 2089 at 03:01 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2089 after 6 days on 24 May 2089 at 10:18.
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 1105 of Meeus index or 2058 from Brown series.
Length of current 1105 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 1106 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠310.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.7°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 13 May 2089 at 16:16 in ♋ Cancer. 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 29 May 2089 at 11:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 366 149 km (227 514 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 001 km (251 656 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 8 May 2089 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 May 2089 at 20:14 in ♎ Libra.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 12 May 2089 at 20:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.534°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.583° in the next southern standstill on 26 May 2089 at 04:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 24 May 2089 at 10:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.