Quarter ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 25 March 2007 at 18:16 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1900" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2007 after 8 days on 2 April 2007 at 17:15.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 89 of Meeus index or 1042 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer 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 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠348.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠4°.
5 days after point of perigee on 19 March 2007 at 18:39 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 3 April 2007 at 08:38 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 377 210 km (234 387 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 327 km (252 480 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 18 March 2007 at 07:40 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 March 2007 at 11:41 in ♍ Virgo.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 05:37 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.582°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.510° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 8 April 2007 at 23:01.
In 8 days on 2 April 2007 at 17:15 in ♎ Libra 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.