Gibbous ♍ Virgo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 May 2036 at 05:54 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2036 after 6 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09.
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 449 of Meeus index or 1402 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 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 3 hours shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠292.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠318.9°.
2 days after point of perigee on 1 May 2036 at 08:26 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 May 2036 at 12:41 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 363 919 km (226 129 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 366 km (251 261 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 21:32 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 17 May 2036 at 18:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 21:32 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
2 days since the previous standstill on 30 April 2036 at 19:06 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.658°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.758° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 May 2036 at 05:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 6 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09 in ♏ Scorpio 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.