Gibbous ♌ Leo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 11 April 2076 at 07:59 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2076 after 6 days on 19 April 2076 at 06:29.
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 943 of Meeus index or 1896 from Brown series.
Length of current 943 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 944 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠78.4°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:48, this is 11 days after last perigee on 31 March 2076 at 14:52 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 April 2076 at 16:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 352 km (251 253 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 056 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 357 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 9 April 2076 at 08:47 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 April 2076 at 11:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 10 April 2076 at 09:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.071°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.184° in the next southern standstill on 24 April 2076 at 11:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 19 April 2076 at 06:29 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.