Gibbous ♍ Virgo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 14 May 2035 at 10:28 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2035 after 6 days on 22 May 2035 at 04:26.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 437 of Meeus index or 1390 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 17 minutes. It is 38 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 5 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 42 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠338.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠354.2°.
6 days after point of perigee on 9 May 2035 at 03:09 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 24 May 2035 at 09:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 377 886 km (234 807 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 138 km (252 362 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 19:31 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 30 May 2035 at 10:00 in ♓ Pisces.
At 19:31 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
4 days since the previous standstill on 10 May 2035 at 23:59 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.691°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.782° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 May 2035 at 00:53 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 6 days on 22 May 2035 at 04:26 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.