Gibbous ♈ Aries
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 30 November 2041 at 19:49 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2041 after 6 days on 7 December 2041 at 17:42.
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 518 of Meeus index or 1471 from Brown series.
Length of current 518 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 519 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠265.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠300.9°. 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°).
14 days after point of apogee on 17 November 2041 at 10:08 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 December 2041 at 16:20 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 363 297 km (225 742 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 538 km (229 620 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 21 November 2041 at 17:04 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 December 2041 at 20:02 in ♈ Aries.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 26 November 2041 at 07:01 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.785°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.747° in the next northern standstill on 9 December 2041 at 04:59 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 7 December 2041 at 17:42 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.