Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 10 October 2062 at 10:27 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2062 after 6 days on 18 October 2062 at 08:18.
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 776 of Meeus index or 1729 from Brown series.
Length of current 776 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes shorter than next lunation 777 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠54.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠86.4°. 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 03:14, this is 11 days after last perigee on 29 September 2062 at 03:19 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 October 2062 at 12:04 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 271 km (251 202 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2062. It is 1 137 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 220 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 1 October 2062 at 12:54 in ♍ Virgo, 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 15 October 2062 at 19:12 in ♓ Pisces.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 8 October 2062 at 21:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.620°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.544° in the next northern standstill on 22 October 2062 at 22:10 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 18 October 2062 at 08:18 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.