Gibbous ♉ Taurus
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 16 January 2092 at 14:08 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 ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2092 after 7 days on 24 January 2092 at 14:55.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1138 of Meeus index or 2091 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 28 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 42 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 21 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠40.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠69.4°.
10 days after point of perigee on 6 January 2092 at 12:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 18 January 2092 at 05:57 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 405 056 km (251 690 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 702 km (251 470 mi).
5 days after descending node on 11 January 2092 at 13:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 January 2092 at 01:05 in ♌ Leo.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 8 January 2092 at 08:40 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.466°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.448° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 January 2092 at 14:14 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 24 January 2092 at 14:55 in ♋ Cancer 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.