Gibbous ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 27 March 2034 at 01:18 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2034 after 7 days on 3 April 2034 at 19:19.
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 423 of Meeus index or 1376 from Brown series.
Length of current 423 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes longer than next lunation 424 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠337.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠353.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
5 days after point of perigee on 21 March 2034 at 18:12 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 April 2034 at 03:44 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 374 760 km (232 865 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 054 km (252 310 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 20 March 2034 at 15:22 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 April 2034 at 21:12 in ♍ Virgo.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 26 March 2034 at 12:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.139°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.168° in the next southern standstill on 10 April 2034 at 02:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 3 April 2034 at 19:19 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.