Quarter ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 3 June 2063 Sunday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Virgo.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 ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 June 2063 at 20:28 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2063 after 7 days on 11 June 2063 at 00:43.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 784 of Meeus index or 1737 from Brown series.
Length of current 784 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes longer than next lunation 785 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠301.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠325.5°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 1 June 2063 at 01:18 in ♌ Leo. 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 16 June 2063 at 15:34 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 363 868 km (226 097 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 594 km (251 403 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 11:31 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 17 June 2063 at 07:39 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 29 May 2063 at 11:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.118°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.086° in the next southern standstill on 11 June 2063 at 12:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 11 June 2063 at 00:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.