First Quarter Moon
First Quarter MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

First Quarter in Capricorn

First Quarter on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 55% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 8 days young.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 16 October 2037 at 00:15 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Hunter Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2037 after 7 days on 24 October 2037 at 04:36.

Neap tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1821"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1925".

Lunation 467 / 1420

The Moon is 8 days young and navigating through the first part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 467 of Meeus index or 1420 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 29 minutes and it is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠9.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠9.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠26.3°.

Moon before apogee

7 days since point of perigee on 8 October 2037 at 13:04 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 4 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 October 2037 at 07:33 in ♓ Pisces.

Distance to Moon 393 572 km

The Moon is 393 572 km (244 554 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 008 km (252 282 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 03:12 crossing the ecliptic from North to South. Lunar position remains south of if for the upcoming 14 days until Moon's next ascending node later on 30 October 2037 at 16:21 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the last southern standstill on 15 October 2037 at 02:33 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.804° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.956° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 October 2037 at 20:04 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 24 October 2037 at 04:36 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.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov