Quarter ♎ Libra
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 ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 23 June 2034 at 14:35 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2034 after 8 days on 1 July 2034 at 17:44.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 426 of Meeus index or 1379 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 49 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 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠25.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠45.9°.
8 days after point of perigee on 14 June 2034 at 21:42 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 June 2034 at 00:19 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 398 674 km (247 725 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 126 km (251 734 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 06:36 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 7 July 2034 at 14:33 in ♓ Pisces.
At 06:36 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
6 days since the previous standstill on 16 June 2034 at 18:29 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.417°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.423° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 June 2034 at 23:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 8 days on 1 July 2034 at 17:44 in ♑ Capricorn 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.