Quarter ♊ Gemini
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 10 February 2030 at 11:49 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2030 after 7 days on 18 February 2030 at 06:20.
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 372 of Meeus index or 1325 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute 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 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠67.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠104.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 06:06. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 28 January 2030 at 16:03 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 22 February 2030 at 10:01 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 404 292 km (251 215 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 116 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 417 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after ascending node on 30 January 2030 at 03:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 February 2030 at 04:07 in ♊ Gemini.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 29 January 2030 at 16:28 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.491°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.393° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 February 2030 at 17:24 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 18 February 2030 at 06:20 in ♌ Leo 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.