Quarter ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 8 June 2087 Sunday is First Quarter, 8 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 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 8 June 2087 at 02:45 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 ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2087 after 7 days on 16 June 2087 at 06:58.
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 1081 of Meeus index or 2034 from Brown series.
Length of current 1081 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 52 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 1082 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠37.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
8 days after point of perigee on 30 May 2087 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 June 2087 at 06:07 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 397 659 km (247 094 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 422 km (251 918 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 31 May 2087 at 00:23 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 June 2087 at 18:16 in ♏ Scorpio.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 1 June 2087 at 14:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.809°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.814° in the next southern standstill on 15 June 2087 at 17:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 16 June 2087 at 06:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.