Gibbous ♌ Leo
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 ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 13 April 2065 at 22:38 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2065 after 6 days on 20 April 2065 at 18:36.
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 807 of Meeus index or 1760 from Brown series.
Length of current 807 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 29 minutes. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 808 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠159.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 8 April 2065 at 00:30 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 April 2065 at 02:34 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 386 281 km (240 024 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 951 km (221 799 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 13:32 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 26 April 2065 at 23:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 11 April 2065 at 06:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.411°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.324° in the next southern standstill on 24 April 2065 at 02:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 20 April 2065 at 18:36 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.