Quarter ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 6 November 2073 at 15:42 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1844" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2073 after 8 days on 14 November 2073 at 19:55.
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 913 of Meeus index or 1866 from Brown series.
Length of current 913 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 59 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 914 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠6.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠22.5°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 30 October 2073 at 10:23 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 November 2073 at 10:04 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 388 704 km (241 529 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 195 km (252 398 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 19:59 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 21 November 2073 at 10:04 in ♌ Leo.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 3 November 2073 at 23:06 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.020°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.145° in the next northern standstill on 18 November 2073 at 15:10 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 days on 14 November 2073 at 19:55 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.