Quarter ♊ Gemini
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 1 March 2096 at 15:16 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2096 after 7 days on 9 March 2096 at 01:37.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1189 of Meeus index or 2142 from Brown series.
Length of current 1189 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 1190 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠338.8°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 26 February 2096 at 11:38 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 March 2096 at 11:32 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 366 426 km (227 687 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 299 km (251 841 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 02:31 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 15 March 2096 at 04:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 02:31 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 19 February 2096 at 20:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.822°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.928° in the next northern standstill on 3 March 2096 at 15:30 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 9 March 2096 at 01:37 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.