Gibbous ♌ Leo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 5 April 2025 at 02:15 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1889" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2025 after 7 days on 13 April 2025 at 00:22.
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 312 of Meeus index or 1265 from Brown series.
Length of current 312 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 313 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠346.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.3°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 30 March 2025 at 05:26 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 13 April 2025 at 22:48 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 379 371 km (235 730 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 295 km (252 460 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 28 March 2025 at 16:29 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 10 April 2025 at 19:56 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.
1 day after previous North standstill on 3 April 2025 at 22:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.696°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.630° in the next southern standstill on 18 April 2025 at 13:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 13 April 2025 at 00:22 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.