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 20 November 2042 at 14:31 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2042 after 5 days on 27 November 2042 at 06:06.
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 530 of Meeus index or 1483 from Brown series.
Length of current 530 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 531 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠201.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠232°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 10 November 2042 at 12:15 in ♎ Libra. 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 25 November 2042 at 22:40 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 369 429 km (229 553 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 651 km (223 477 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 10 November 2042 at 01:54 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 November 2042 at 01:03 in ♈ Aries.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 16 November 2042 at 08:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.390°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.344° in the next northern standstill on 29 November 2042 at 03:21 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 27 November 2042 at 06:06 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.