Gibbous ♌ Leo
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 ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 13 April 2027 at 22:57 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 ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2027 after 6 days on 20 April 2027 at 22:27.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 337 of Meeus index or 1290 from Brown series.
Length of current 337 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 338 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠278.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠308.6°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:41, this is 13 days after last apogee on 31 March 2027 at 01:33 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 27 April 2027 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 370 001 km (229 908 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2027. It is 7 493 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 355 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 2 April 2027 at 10:17 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2027 at 16:31 in ♌ Leo.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 11 April 2027 at 19:29 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.412°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.312° in the next southern standstill on 25 April 2027 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 20 April 2027 at 22:27 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.