Quarter ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 25 June 2099 Thursday is First Quarter, 7 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 50% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 25 June 2099 at 12:00 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2099 after 7 days on 2 July 2099 at 14:21.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1230 of Meeus index or 2183 from Brown series.
Length of current 1230 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 51 minutes. It is 57 minutes longer than next lunation 1231 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠294.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠320.2°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2099 at 09:41 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 July 2099 at 15:42 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 363 781 km (226 043 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 420 km (251 295 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 06:00 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 8 July 2099 at 23:54 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 18 June 2099 at 20:43 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.404°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.409° in the next southern standstill on 1 July 2099 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 2 July 2099 at 14:21 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.