Quarter ♈ Aries
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 ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 14 December 2094 at 18:17 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2094 after 7 days on 21 December 2094 at 19:56.
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 1174 of Meeus index or 2127 from Brown series.
Length of current 1174 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer than next lunation 1175 length.
Length of current synodic month is 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠287.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠317.1°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 13 December 2094 at 11:23 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 December 2094 at 08:42 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 363 317 km (225 755 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 647 km (251 436 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 8 December 2094 at 17:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 December 2094 at 16:09 in ♊ Gemini.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 9 December 2094 at 16:27 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.130°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.122° in the next northern standstill on 22 December 2094 at 16:45 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 21 December 2094 at 19:56 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.