Gibbous ♌ Leo
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 ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 13 April 2027 at 22:57 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 ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2027 after 6 days on 20 April 2027 at 22:27.
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 337 of Meeus index or 1290 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 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 37 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 32 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠278.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠308.6°.
Moon is at perigee at 00:41. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 31 March 2027 at 01:33 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 27 April 2027 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 370 001 km (229 908 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2027. It is 7 493 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 355 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after ascending node on 2 April 2027 at 10:17 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2027 at 16:31 in ♌ Leo.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 11 April 2027 at 19:29 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.412°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.312° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 April 2027 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 6 days on 20 April 2027 at 22:27 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.