Quarter ♏ Scorpio
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 6 August 2049 at 17:52 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1889" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2049 after 6 days on 13 August 2049 at 09:19.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 613 of Meeus index or 1566 from Brown series.
Length of current 613 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 11 minutes. It is 25 minutes longer than next lunation 614 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 36 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠185.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠210.2°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 29 July 2049 at 04:27 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 August 2049 at 17:06 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 379 514 km (235 819 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 750 km (222 296 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 24 July 2049 at 21:01 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 August 2049 at 08:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 25 July 2049 at 17:25 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.002°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.891° in the next southern standstill on 9 August 2049 at 04:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 13 August 2049 at 09:19 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.