Quarter ♉ Taurus
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 27 January 2034 at 08:32 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2034 after 6 days on 3 February 2034 at 10:05.
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 421 of Meeus index or 1374 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 25 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 38 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠289°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠317.3°.
1 day after point of perigee on 25 January 2034 at 21:19 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 February 2034 at 21:37 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 363 566 km (225 909 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 475 km (251 329 mi).
2 days after descending node on 25 January 2034 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 February 2034 at 08:04 in ♎ Libra.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 17 January 2034 at 23:58 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.413°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.344° at the point of next northern standstill on 31 January 2034 at 00:32 in ♋ Cancer.
In 6 days on 3 February 2034 at 10:05 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.