Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 4 October 2049 at 09:39 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2049 after 5 days on 11 October 2049 at 02:53.
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 615 of Meeus index or 1568 from Brown series.
Length of current 615 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 10 minutes. It is 49 minutes longer than next lunation 616 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠241.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.3°. 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 22 September 2049 at 00:05 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 October 2049 at 21:10 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 363 590 km (225 924 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 276 km (227 593 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 1 October 2049 at 11:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 October 2049 at 06:20 in ♊ Gemini.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 2 October 2049 at 17:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.422°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.344° in the next northern standstill on 15 October 2049 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 11 October 2049 at 02:53 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.