Quarter ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 2 June 2055 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 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 2 June 2055 at 17:01 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2055 after 6 days on 9 June 2055 at 11:36.
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 685 of Meeus index or 1638 from Brown series.
Length of current 685 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 686 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠254.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠288.5°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 20 May 2055 at 18:43 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 June 2055 at 06:32 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 364 334 km (226 387 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 013 km (228 673 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 31 May 2055 at 13:01 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 June 2055 at 11:33 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 29 May 2055 at 04:41 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.367°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.408° in the next southern standstill on 11 June 2055 at 02:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 9 June 2055 at 11:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.