Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 23 May 2094 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 61% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 22 May 2094 at 09:15 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2094 after 6 days on 30 May 2094 at 00:58.
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 1167 of Meeus index or 2120 from Brown series.
Length of current 1167 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 1168 length.
Length of current synodic month is 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠74.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠109.9°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 21 May 2094 at 19:13 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 June 2094 at 22:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 403 959 km (251 008 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 459 km (228 328 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 17 May 2094 at 21:46 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 June 2094 at 01:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 18 May 2094 at 05:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.256°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.296° in the next southern standstill on 1 June 2094 at 08:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 30 May 2094 at 00:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.