Quarter ♍ Virgo
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 ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 15 May 2062 at 18:17 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2062 after 7 days on 23 May 2062 at 07:03.
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 771 of Meeus index or 1724 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 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 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠325.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠343.6°.
4 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2062 at 06:10 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 May 2062 at 00:01 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 367 727 km (228 495 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 628 km (252 046 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 5 May 2062 at 16:29 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 May 2062 at 08:14 in ♍ Virgo.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 11 May 2062 at 22:52 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.528°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.459° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 May 2062 at 13:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 23 May 2062 at 07:03 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.