Gibbous ♉ Taurus
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 17 January 2035 at 04:45 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 ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2035 after 6 days on 23 January 2035 at 20:16.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 433 of Meeus index or 1386 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 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 4 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠220.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠255.7°.
11 days after point of apogee on 5 January 2035 at 18:52 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 January 2035 at 18:05 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 367 309 km (228 235 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 707 km (225 376 mi).
3 days after descending node on 14 January 2035 at 03:01 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 January 2035 at 19:11 in ♍ Virgo.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 8 January 2035 at 08:12 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.547°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.494° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 January 2035 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 23 January 2035 at 20:16 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.