Gibbous ♍ Virgo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 24 April 2045 at 07:12 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2045 after 5 days on 1 May 2045 at 05:52.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 560 of Meeus index or 1513 from Brown series.
Length of current 560 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 561 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠274.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠305.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 24 April 2045 at 22:26 in ♌ Leo. 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 8 May 2045 at 09:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 363 873 km (226 100 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 121 km (251 109 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 12 April 2045 at 18:23 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 April 2045 at 01:40 in ♌ Leo.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 21 April 2045 at 12:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.903°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.817° in the next southern standstill on 4 May 2045 at 15:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 1 May 2045 at 05:52 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.