Gibbous ♉ Taurus
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 23 January 2094 at 11:34 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2094 after 7 days on 31 January 2094 at 12:36.
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 1163 of Meeus index or 2116 from Brown series.
Length of current 1163 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 38 minutes. It is 37 minutes longer than next lunation 1164 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠352.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠7.9°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 17 January 2094 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 January 2094 at 11:51 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 385 544 km (239 566 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 394 km (252 522 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 16 January 2094 at 02:40 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 January 2094 at 09:03 in ♋ Cancer.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 15 January 2094 at 19:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.474°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.474° in the next northern standstill on 28 January 2094 at 23:58 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 31 January 2094 at 12:36 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.