Gibbous ♊ Gemini
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 27 February 2061 at 01:51 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2061 after 6 days on 6 March 2061 at 05:54.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 756 of Meeus index or 1709 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠299.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠324.8°.
3 days after point of perigee on 24 February 2061 at 09:19 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 March 2061 at 02:00 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 364 785 km (226 667 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 673 km (251 452 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 23 February 2061 at 16:18 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 March 2061 at 23:14 in ♎ Libra.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 15 February 2061 at 18:38 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.209°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠28.299° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 February 2061 at 20:22 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 6 March 2061 at 05:54 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.