Quarter ♎ Libra
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 15 June 2100 at 09:41 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2100 after 6 days on 22 June 2100 at 01:11.
The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1242 of Meeus index or 2195 from Brown series.
Length of current 1242 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 1243 length.
Length of current synodic month is 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠227.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠261°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 3 June 2100 at 17:09 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 June 2100 at 12:17 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 366 708 km (227 862 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 024 km (226 194 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 14 June 2100 at 11:14 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 June 2100 at 05:37 in ♓ Pisces.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 8 June 2100 at 18:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.177°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.185° in the next southern standstill on 21 June 2100 at 19:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 22 June 2100 at 01:11 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.