Gibbous ♓ Pisces
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 ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 7 November 2054 at 08:34 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2054 after 6 days on 15 November 2054 at 08:49.
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 678 of Meeus index or 1631 from Brown series.
Length of current 678 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 679 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 ∠44°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠72.4°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 19:52, this is 11 days after last perigee on 28 October 2054 at 01:15 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 November 2054 at 15:48 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 372 km (251 265 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 036 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 337 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 04:08 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 21 November 2054 at 22:10 in ♌ Leo.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 4 November 2054 at 07:53 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.520°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.632° in the next northern standstill on 18 November 2054 at 17:11 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 15 November 2054 at 08:49 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.