Gibbous ♍ Virgo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 May 2093 at 18:37 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2093 after 6 days on 11 May 2093 at 02:17.
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 1154 of Meeus index or 2107 from Brown series.
Length of current 1154 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 1155 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠109.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠142°. 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 1 May 2093 at 06:12 in ♋ Cancer. 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 13 May 2093 at 03:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 399 739 km (248 386 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 526 km (225 263 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 2 May 2093 at 12:02 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 May 2093 at 15:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 1 May 2093 at 00:13 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.429°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.516° in the next southern standstill on 14 May 2093 at 12:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 11 May 2093 at 02:17 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.