Quarter ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 27 October 2036 Monday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
Length of current 455 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 24 minutes. It is 2 hours and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 456 length.
Length of current synodic month is 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠46.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠76°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of perigee on 16 October 2036 at 12:04 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 October 2036 at 07:33 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 405 024 km (251 670 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 295 km (251 217 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 20:06 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 10 November 2036 at 12:58 in ♌ Leo.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 25 October 2036 at 00:51 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.273°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.402° in the next northern standstill on 8 November 2036 at 06:31 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 4 November 2036 at 00:44 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.