Gibbous ♌ Leo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 10 April 2049 at 07:27 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2049 after 6 days on 18 April 2049 at 01:04.
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 609 of Meeus index or 1562 from Brown series.
Length of current 609 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 610 length.
Length of current synodic month is 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠67°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠102.4°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 10 April 2049 at 03:32 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 April 2049 at 11:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 404 547 km (251 374 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 462 km (228 952 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 6 April 2049 at 22:31 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 April 2049 at 23:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 7 April 2049 at 13:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.212°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.138° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2049 at 13:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 18 April 2049 at 01:04 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.