Quarter ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 18 June 2059 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 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 53% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 18 June 2059 at 03:55 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2059 after 7 days on 25 June 2059 at 18:12.
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 735 of Meeus index or 1688 from Brown series.
Length of current 735 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 736 length.
Length of current synodic month is 43 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠84.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠119.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 17 June 2059 at 01:27 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 June 2059 at 00:49 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 404 359 km (251 257 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 101 km (227 485 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 8 June 2059 at 12:58 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 June 2059 at 23:01 in ♏ Scorpio.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 11 June 2059 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.629°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.615° in the next southern standstill on 26 June 2059 at 01:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 25 June 2059 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.