Gibbous ♌ Leo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 8 April 2098 at 22:56 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2098 after 6 days on 15 April 2098 at 19:04.
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 1215 of Meeus index or 2168 from Brown series.
Length of current 1215 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than next lunation 1216 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠260.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠294.5°. 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 26 March 2098 at 18:28 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 April 2098 at 03:38 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 363 362 km (225 783 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 775 km (229 146 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 2 April 2098 at 16:45 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2098 at 14:53 in ♎ Libra.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 7 April 2098 at 20:47 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.320°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.319° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2098 at 01:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 15 April 2098 at 19:04 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.