Quarter ♊ Gemini
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 4 March 2047 at 22:52 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 ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2047 after 7 days on 12 March 2047 at 01:37.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 583 of Meeus index or 1536 from Brown series.
Length of current 583 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 18 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2047. It is 22 minutes longer than next lunation 584 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠133°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠161.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
3 days after point of apogee on 1 March 2047 at 00:38 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2047 at 05:32 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 398 603 km (247 680 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 039 km (223 096 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 21 February 2047 at 11:46 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 March 2047 at 01:12 in ♋ Cancer.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 18 February 2047 at 21:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.990°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.881° in the next northern standstill on 5 March 2047 at 11:00 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 12 March 2047 at 01:37 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.