Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 21 October 2061 at 14:24 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2061 after 6 days on 28 October 2061 at 20:12.
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 764 of Meeus index or 1717 from Brown series.
Length of current 764 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 765 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠120.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠151.2°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 18 October 2061 at 11:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 October 2061 at 10:28 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 396 692 km (246 493 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 686 km (224 120 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 12 October 2061 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2061 at 02:38 in ♈ Aries.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 19 October 2061 at 09:07 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.607°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.559° in the next northern standstill on 1 November 2061 at 14:48 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 28 October 2061 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.