Quarter ♉ Taurus
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 9 January 2041 at 10:06 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2041 after 7 days on 17 January 2041 at 07:11.
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 507 of Meeus index or 1460 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 35 minutes. It is 39 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 2 hours and 9 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠342.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠358.5°.
5 days after point of perigee on 3 January 2041 at 19:39 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 January 2041 at 23:16 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 375 360 km (233 238 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 419 km (252 537 mi).
10 days after descending node on 30 December 2040 at 10:13 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 January 2041 at 00:01 in ♉ Taurus.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 2 January 2041 at 11:44 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.763°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.766° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 January 2041 at 15:57 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 17 January 2041 at 07:11 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.