Gibbous ♌ Leo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 5 April 2055 at 02:43 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2055 after 6 days on 11 April 2055 at 17:58.
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 683 of Meeus index or 1636 from Brown series.
Length of current 683 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 36 minutes longer than next lunation 684 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠194.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠221.6°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 26 March 2055 at 15:17 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 April 2055 at 17:08 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 373 403 km (232 022 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 662 km (222 862 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 24 March 2055 at 03:28 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 7 April 2055 at 10:16 in ♌ Leo.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 4 April 2055 at 16:13 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.958°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.056° in the next southern standstill on 17 April 2055 at 06:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 11 April 2055 at 17:58 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.