Quarter ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 April 2093 at 23:46 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2093 after 8 days on 11 April 2093 at 16:35.
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 1153 of Meeus index or 2106 from Brown series.
Length of current 1153 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 1154 length.
Length of current synodic month is 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠73.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠109.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:21, this is 13 days after last perigee on 21 March 2093 at 10:04 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 April 2093 at 13:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 205 km (251 161 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2093. It is 1 203 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 154 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 22 March 2093 at 12:52 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 April 2093 at 10:03 in ♌ Leo.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 16:04 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.174°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.301° in its southern standstill point on 17 April 2093 at 04:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 11 April 2093 at 16:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.