Quarter ♉ Taurus
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 11 January 2030 at 14:06 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2030 after 8 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54.
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 371 of Meeus index or 1324 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠39.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠67.6°.
9 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2030 at 15:33 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 January 2030 at 08:51 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 403 324 km (250 614 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 647 km (251 436 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 2 January 2030 at 20:31 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 January 2030 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 2 January 2030 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.575°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.549° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 January 2030 at 08:26 in ♊ Gemini.
In 8 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.