Quarter ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 7 April 2090 at 17:56 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2090 after 6 days on 14 April 2090 at 09:22.
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 1116 of Meeus index or 2069 from Brown series.
Length of current 1116 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 24 minutes. It is 3 hours and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 1117 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠214.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠246°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 27 March 2090 at 18:35 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 2090 at 12:39 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 370 559 km (230 255 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 767 km (224 792 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 30 March 2090 at 05:59 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 April 2090 at 16:39 in ♍ Virgo.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 6 April 2090 at 10:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.167°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.213° in the next southern standstill on 19 April 2090 at 02:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 14 April 2090 at 09:22 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.