Quarter ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 25 March 2007 at 18:16 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1900" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2007 after 8 days on 2 April 2007 at 17:15.
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 89 of Meeus index or 1042 from Brown series.
Length of current 89 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 90 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠348.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 19 March 2007 at 18:39 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 April 2007 at 08:38 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 377 210 km (234 387 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 327 km (252 480 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 18 March 2007 at 07:40 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 March 2007 at 11:41 in ♍ Virgo.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 05:37 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.582°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.510° in its southern standstill point on 8 April 2007 at 23:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 2 April 2007 at 17:15 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.