Quarter ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 1 July 2055 Thursday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 1 July 2055 at 21:31 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2055 after 7 days on 8 July 2055 at 22:11.
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 686 of Meeus index or 1639 from Brown series.
Length of current 686 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 687 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠288.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠315.9°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 30 June 2055 at 11:09 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 July 2055 at 07:49 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 363 322 km (225 758 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 416 km (251 292 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 27 June 2055 at 16:35 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 July 2055 at 18:14 in ♒ Aquarius.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 25 June 2055 at 12:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.427°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.424° in the next southern standstill on 8 July 2055 at 11:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 8 July 2055 at 22:11 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.