Quarter ♈ Aries
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 28 December 2090 at 21:36 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2091 after 8 days on 5 January 2091 at 15:50.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1125 of Meeus index or 2078 from Brown series.
Length of current 1125 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 1126 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠65.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠102°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 17:47, this is 12 days after last perigee on 16 December 2090 at 06:21 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 9 January 2091 at 22:29 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 274 km (251 204 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 134 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 435 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 26 December 2090 at 22:11 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 January 2091 at 17:43 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 21 December 2090 at 09:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.635°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.625° in the next northern standstill on 4 January 2091 at 20:03 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 5 January 2091 at 15:50 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.