Gibbous ♓ Pisces
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 2 November 2068 at 20:38 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2068 after 5 days on 9 November 2068 at 11:40.
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 851 of Meeus index or 1804 from Brown series.
Length of current 851 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 852 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠209.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠241.5°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 23 October 2068 at 04:48 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 November 2068 at 20:44 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 368 580 km (229 025 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 864 km (224 230 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 27 October 2068 at 18:44 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 November 2068 at 19:59 in ♉ Taurus.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 29 October 2068 at 20:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.659°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.651° in the next northern standstill on 11 November 2068 at 15:07 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 9 November 2068 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.