Quarter ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 2 April 2066 at 23:09 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2066 after 7 days on 10 April 2066 at 10:03.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 819 of Meeus index or 1772 from Brown series.
Length of current 819 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 16 minutes. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 820 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠96.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠132.1°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 1 April 2066 at 02:53 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 April 2066 at 22:32 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 404 314 km (251 229 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 162 km (226 280 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 22:54 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 16 April 2066 at 00:07 in ♑ Capricorn.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 31 March 2066 at 23:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.009°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.901° in the next southern standstill on 14 April 2066 at 10:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 10 April 2066 at 10:03 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.