Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 6 July 2041 at 14:12 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2041 after 6 days on 13 July 2041 at 19:01.
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 513 of Meeus index or 1466 from Brown series.
Length of current 513 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 45 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 514 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠123.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠152.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
4 days after point of apogee on 3 July 2041 at 06:46 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 July 2041 at 09:14 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 396 176 km (246 172 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 651 km (224 098 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 24 June 2041 at 08:57 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 July 2041 at 20:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 28 June 2041 at 10:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.286°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.311° in the next southern standstill on 12 July 2041 at 18:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 13 July 2041 at 19:01 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.