Gibbous ♌ Leo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 10 April 2087 at 01:29 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1886" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2087 after 7 days on 17 April 2087 at 23:17.
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 1079 of Meeus index or 2032 from Brown series.
Length of current 1079 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 25 minutes. It is 37 minutes longer than next lunation 1080 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠3.2°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 4 April 2087 at 02:28 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 April 2087 at 16:59 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 380 136 km (236 206 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 266 km (252 442 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 6 April 2087 at 03:50 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 April 2087 at 05:56 in ♏ Scorpio.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 7 April 2087 at 18:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.888°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.818° in the next southern standstill on 22 April 2087 at 05:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 17 April 2087 at 23:17 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.