Gibbous ♌ Leo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 19 April 2097 at 01:54 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2097 after 7 days on 26 April 2097 at 12:09.
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 1203 of Meeus index or 2156 from Brown series.
Length of current 1203 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 1204 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠319.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.2°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 14 April 2097 at 21:49 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 April 2097 at 19:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 368 412 km (228 921 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 323 km (251 856 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 13 April 2097 at 17:20 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 April 2097 at 22:40 in ♏ Scorpio.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 17 April 2097 at 11:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.513°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.535° in the next southern standstill on 1 May 2097 at 12:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 26 April 2097 at 12:09 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.