Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 23 June 2083 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 23 June 2083 at 02:52 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2083 after 6 days on 29 June 2083 at 16:51.
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 1032 of Meeus index or 1985 from Brown series.
Length of current 1032 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 17 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than next lunation 1033 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 33 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 30 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠203.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠232°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 12 June 2083 at 22:19 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 June 2083 at 06:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 370 830 km (230 423 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 069 km (223 737 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 19 June 2083 at 01:15 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 July 2083 at 19:10 in ♒ Aquarius.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 15 June 2083 at 05:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.886°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.916° in the next southern standstill on 28 June 2083 at 15:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 29 June 2083 at 16:51 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.