Gibbous ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 5 March 2093 at 03:27 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 ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2093 after 6 days on 13 March 2093 at 04:06.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1152 of Meeus index or 2105 from Brown series.
Length of current 1152 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 12 minutes. It is 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 1153 length.
Length of current synodic month is 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠43.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠73.1°. 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 14:56, this is 11 days after last perigee on 22 February 2093 at 20:31 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 21 March 2093 at 10:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 404 492 km (251 340 mi) away from Earth. It is 916 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 217 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 23 February 2093 at 08:08 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 March 2093 at 06:15 in ♌ Leo.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 21 February 2093 at 17:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.882°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.943° in the next northern standstill on 7 March 2093 at 08:10 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 13 March 2093 at 04:06 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.