Gibbous ♎ Libra
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 ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 14 June 2062 at 01:53 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2062 after 7 days on 21 June 2062 at 21:43.
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 772 of Meeus index or 1725 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 41 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2062. It is 7 minutes shorter 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 6 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠343.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠358.8°.
6 days after point of perigee on 8 June 2062 at 10:43 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 June 2062 at 08:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 377 635 km (234 652 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 285 km (252 454 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 09:08 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 28 June 2062 at 23:25 in ♓ Pisces.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 8 June 2062 at 07:41 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.432°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.402° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 June 2062 at 19:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 7 days on 21 June 2062 at 21:43 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.