Gibbous ♓ Pisces
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 11 November 2040 at 15:23 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2040 after 6 days on 18 November 2040 at 19:06.
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 505 of Meeus index or 1458 from Brown series.
Length of current 505 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 506 length.
Length of current synodic month is 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠297°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠323.5°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 9 November 2040 at 06:17 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 November 2040 at 19:12 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 365 238 km (226 948 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 851 km (251 563 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 5 November 2040 at 15:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 November 2040 at 14:37 in ♉ Taurus.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 8 November 2040 at 17:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.814°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.813° in the next northern standstill on 22 November 2040 at 02:56 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 18 November 2040 at 19:06 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.