First Quarter on
First Quarter 50% illuminated
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 8 December 2100 at 12:09 UTC.
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Moon phase and lunation details
Moonrise and moonset
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon in ♓ Pisces
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Apparent angular diameter ∠1825"
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1948".
Cold Moon after 8 days
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2100 after 8 days on 16 December 2100 at 17:00.
Upcoming main Moon phases
- Full Moon in Gemini ♊ on 16 December 2100 at 17:00
- Last Quarter in Libra ♎ on 24 December 2100 at 08:46
- New Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 30 December 2100 at 23:56
- First Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 6 February 2101 at 04:47
Lunar orbit position on
Syzygy in 8 days
After 8 days on 16 December 2100 at 17:00 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.
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