Gibbous ♌ Leo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 6 April 2082 at 09:02 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2082 after 5 days on 13 April 2082 at 01:45.
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 1017 of Meeus index or 1970 from Brown series.
Length of current 1017 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 57 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 1018 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠203.1°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 29 March 2082 at 11:30 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 April 2082 at 15:53 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 375 718 km (233 460 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 104 km (221 894 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 26 March 2082 at 13:54 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 April 2082 at 20:43 in ♌ Leo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 4 April 2082 at 18:02 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.159°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.081° in the next southern standstill on 17 April 2082 at 07:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 13 April 2082 at 01:45 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.