Quarter ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 27 October 2036 at 01:14 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2036 after 7 days on 4 November 2036 at 00:44.
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 455 of Meeus index or 1408 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 24 minutes. It is 2 hours and 56 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 20 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 49 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠46.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠76°.
10 days after point of perigee on 16 October 2036 at 12:04 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 October 2036 at 07:33 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 405 024 km (251 670 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 295 km (251 217 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 20:06 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 10 November 2036 at 12:58 in ♌ Leo.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 25 October 2036 at 00:51 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.273°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.402° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 November 2036 at 06:31 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 4 November 2036 at 00:44 in ♉ Taurus 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.