Quarter ♓ Pisces
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 21 November 2088 at 11:08 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2088 after 7 days on 28 November 2088 at 14:18.
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 1099 of Meeus index or 2052 from Brown series.
Length of current 1099 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 1100 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠131.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠160.8°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 17 November 2088 at 14:57 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 November 2088 at 18:53 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 397 149 km (246 777 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 079 km (223 121 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 11 November 2088 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 November 2088 at 20:19 in ♈ Aries.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 15 November 2088 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.899°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.926° in the next northern standstill on 29 November 2088 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 28 November 2088 at 14:18 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.