Quarter ♊ Gemini
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 ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 22 February 2075 at 20:00 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2075 after 8 days on 2 March 2075 at 20:06.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 929 of Meeus index or 1882 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 47 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠46.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠76.5°.
10 days after point of perigee on 12 February 2075 at 07:55 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 24 February 2075 at 02:31 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 403 954 km (251 005 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 450 km (251 314 mi).
9 days after descending node on 12 February 2075 at 23:10 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 February 2075 at 22:09 in ♋ Cancer.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 12 February 2075 at 04:13 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.860°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.916° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 February 2075 at 00:14 in ♋ Cancer.
In 8 days on 2 March 2075 at 20:06 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.