Gibbous ♈ Aries
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 8 December 2035 at 01:05 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 ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2035 after 6 days on 15 December 2035 at 00:33.
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 444 of Meeus index or 1397 from Brown series.
Length of current 444 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 53 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 445 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠171°. 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 apogee on 3 December 2035 at 08:09 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 December 2035 at 19:38 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 391 896 km (243 513 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 747 km (222 294 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 6 December 2035 at 16:36 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 December 2035 at 09:33 in ♌ Leo.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 2 December 2035 at 07:25 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.270°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.300° in the next northern standstill on 15 December 2035 at 23:54 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 15 December 2035 at 00:33 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.