Quarter ♓ Pisces
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 13 November 2010 at 16:39 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2010 after 8 days on 21 November 2010 at 17:27.
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 134 of Meeus index or 1087 from Brown series.
Length of current 134 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 135 length.
Length of current synodic month is equal to the mean length of synodic month. It is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the 21st century shortest and 7 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the 21st century longest synodic month.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠67°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 3 November 2010 at 17:22 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 November 2010 at 11:47 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 403 104 km (250 477 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 634 km (251 428 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 9 November 2010 at 20:14 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 November 2010 at 06:27 in ♋ Cancer.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 8 November 2010 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.281°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.238° in the next northern standstill on 23 November 2010 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 21 November 2010 at 17:27 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.