Gibbous ♊ Gemini
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 19 February 2097 at 12:07 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2097 after 5 days on 26 February 2097 at 08:02.
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 1201 of Meeus index or 2154 from Brown series.
Length of current 1201 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 1202 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠257.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠293.2°. 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°).
14 days after point of apogee on 6 February 2097 at 09:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 February 2097 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 297 km (225 742 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 662 km (229 076 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 18 February 2097 at 08:27 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 March 2097 at 10:12 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 8 February 2097 at 13:18 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.061°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.174° in the next northern standstill on 22 February 2097 at 00:30 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 26 February 2097 at 08:02 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.