Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 17 October 2094 at 02:45 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2094 after 6 days on 23 October 2094 at 17:47.
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 1172 of Meeus index or 2125 from Brown series.
Length of current 1172 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 58 minutes. It is 50 minutes longer than next lunation 1173 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠216.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠250.4°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 5 October 2094 at 23:56 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 October 2094 at 18:48 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 367 785 km (228 531 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 124 km (225 013 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 15 October 2094 at 09:00 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2094 at 23:56 in ♊ Gemini.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 16 October 2094 at 04:01 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.875°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.975° in the next northern standstill on 28 October 2094 at 21:45 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 23 October 2094 at 17:47 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.