Quarter ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 21 June 2045 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 21 June 2045 at 18:28 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2045 after 7 days on 29 June 2045 at 07:16.
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 562 of Meeus index or 1515 from Brown series.
Length of current 562 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 24 minutes. It is 13 minutes longer than next lunation 563 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠328°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
4 days after point of perigee on 17 June 2045 at 02:09 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 July 2045 at 18:04 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 368 511 km (228 982 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 608 km (252 033 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 19 June 2045 at 04:27 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 July 2045 at 02:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 15 June 2045 at 03:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.696°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.699° in the next southern standstill on 28 June 2045 at 04:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 29 June 2045 at 07:16 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.