Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 27 October 2074 at 02:15 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2074 after 7 days on 3 November 2074 at 19:21.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 925 of Meeus index or 1878 from Brown series.
Length of current 925 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 926 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠335.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠352.3°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 21 October 2074 at 21:56 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 November 2074 at 10:36 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 373 589 km (232 137 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 179 km (252 388 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 26 October 2074 at 15:21 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 November 2074 at 01:28 in ♋ Cancer.
13 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 25 October 2074 at 10:55 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.522°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.659° in the next northern standstill on 8 November 2074 at 20:11 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 3 November 2074 at 19:21 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.