Gibbous ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 15 March 2027 at 16:25 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2027 after 5 days on 22 March 2027 at 10:44.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 336 of Meeus index or 1289 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 3 hours and 15 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠242.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠278.5°.
13 days after point of apogee on 3 March 2027 at 05:41 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 March 2027 at 04:31 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 363 856 km (226 090 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 440 km (227 695 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 6 March 2027 at 04:41 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 March 2027 at 13:05 in ♌ Leo.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 15 March 2027 at 14:15 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.611°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.526° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 March 2027 at 17:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 5 days on 22 March 2027 at 10:44 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.