Gibbous ♈ Aries
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 27 December 2063 at 20:57 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2064 after 6 days on 4 January 2064 at 09:31.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 791 of Meeus index or 1744 from Brown series.
Length of current 791 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 792 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠88.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠125.9°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 26 December 2063 at 09:48 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 January 2064 at 03:30 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 403 012 km (250 420 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 135 km (226 884 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 24 December 2063 at 11:46 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 January 2064 at 06:27 in ♌ Leo.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 19 December 2063 at 14:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.752°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.781° in the next northern standstill on 3 January 2064 at 00:55 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 4 January 2064 at 09:31 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.