Gibbous ♈ Aries
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 10 December 2089 at 04:52 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2089 after 6 days on 17 December 2089 at 15:37.
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 1112 of Meeus index or 2065 from Brown series.
Length of current 1112 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 45 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 1113 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠135.1°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 8 December 2089 at 04:46 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 December 2089 at 22:47 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 399 652 km (248 332 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 543 km (225 895 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 15:27 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 24 December 2089 at 10:45 in ♎ Libra.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 3 December 2089 at 12:44 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.433°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.446° in the next northern standstill on 17 December 2089 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 17 December 2089 at 15:37 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.