Gibbous ♍ Virgo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 May 2036 at 05:54 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2036 after 6 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09.
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 449 of Meeus index or 1402 from Brown series.
Length of current 449 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer than next lunation 450 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠292.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠318.9°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 1 May 2036 at 08:26 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 May 2036 at 12:41 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 363 919 km (226 129 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 366 km (251 261 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 21:32 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 17 May 2036 at 18:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 21:32 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous North standstill on 30 April 2036 at 19:06 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.658°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.758° in the next southern standstill on 14 May 2036 at 05:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.