Quarter ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 1 November 2041 at 12:05 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2041 after 6 days on 8 November 2041 at 04:43.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 517 of Meeus index or 1470 from Brown series.
Length of current 517 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 6 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes longer than next lunation 518 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠229.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠265.9°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 20 October 2041 at 16:08 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 November 2041 at 15:42 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 366 876 km (227 966 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 299 km (226 365 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 25 October 2041 at 09:31 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 7 November 2041 at 12:05 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.
2 days after previous South standstill on 30 October 2041 at 01:24 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.842°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.827° in the next northern standstill on 11 November 2041 at 19:44 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 8 November 2041 at 04:43 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.