Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 4 July 2033 at 17:12 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2033 after 6 days on 12 July 2033 at 09:29.
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 414 of Meeus index or 1367 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 6 minutes. It is 2 hours and 21 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 39 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 31 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠74.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠108.5°.
1 day after point of apogee on 4 July 2033 at 04:55 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 16 July 2033 at 09:27 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 404 638 km (251 430 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 673 km (228 461 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 01:29 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 18 July 2033 at 09:20 in ♈ Aries.
At 01:29 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
9 days since the previous standstill on 26 June 2033 at 03:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.717°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.676° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 July 2033 at 14:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 6 days on 12 July 2033 at 09:29 in ♑ Capricorn 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.