Gibbous ♓ Pisces
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 1 November 2098 at 00:47 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2098 after 6 days on 9 November 2098 at 00:15.
The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1222 of Meeus index or 2175 from Brown series.
Length of current 1222 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 1223 length.
Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠78.8°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:39, this is 11 days after last perigee on 21 October 2098 at 07:37 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 16 November 2098 at 08:08 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 404 370 km (251 264 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 038 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 339 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 23 October 2098 at 06:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 November 2098 at 11:42 in ♈ Aries.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 29 October 2098 at 00:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.513°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.455° in the next northern standstill on 12 November 2098 at 08:09 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 9 November 2098 at 00:15 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.