Gibbous ♓ Pisces
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 ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 11 November 2002 at 20:52 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2002 after 7 days on 20 November 2002 at 01:34.
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 35 of Meeus index or 988 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠14°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠32.1°.
8 days after point of perigee on 4 November 2002 at 00:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 November 2002 at 11:30 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 396 584 km (246 426 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 795 km (252 149 mi).
5 days after descending node on 6 November 2002 at 15:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 November 2002 at 23:26 in ♊ Gemini.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 8 November 2002 at 20:35 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.781°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.812° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 November 2002 at 12:14 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 20 November 2002 at 01:34 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.