Quarter ♊ Gemini
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 15 February 2092 at 11:40 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2092 after 7 days on 23 February 2092 at 05:29.
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 1139 of Meeus index or 2092 from Brown series.
Length of current 1139 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 54 minutes. It is 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 1140 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠69.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠106.4°. 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 03:05, this is 12 days after last perigee on 2 February 2092 at 09:05 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 27 February 2092 at 05:27 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 404 414 km (251 291 mi) away from Earth. It is 994 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 295 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 7 February 2092 at 23:08 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 February 2092 at 09:49 in ♌ Leo.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 4 February 2092 at 17:30 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.423°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.419° in the next northern standstill on 18 February 2092 at 23:14 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 23 February 2092 at 05:29 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.