Gibbous ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 9 March 2090 at 08:20 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2090 after 5 days on 15 March 2090 at 23:42.
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 1115 of Meeus index or 2068 from Brown series.
Length of current 1115 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 1116 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠188.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠214.3°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 28 February 2090 at 10:33 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2090 at 05:23 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 372 383 km (231 388 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 829 km (222 345 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 2 March 2090 at 23:32 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 March 2090 at 06:10 in ♍ Virgo.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 03:48 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.146°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2090. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.136° in its southern standstill point on 22 March 2090 at 18:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 15 March 2090 at 23:42 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.