First Quarter on
First Quarter 56% illuminated
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 2 January 2001 at 22:31 UTC.
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Moon phase and lunation details
Moonrise and moonset
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon in ♈ Aries
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Apparent angular diameter ∠1845"
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1951".
Wolf Moon after 6 days
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2001 after 6 days on 9 January 2001 at 20:24.
Upcoming main Moon phases
Lunar orbit position on
Syzygy in 6 days
After 6 days on 9 January 2001 at 20:24 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.
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