Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
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 ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 16 October 2037 at 00:15 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2037 after 7 days on 24 October 2037 at 04:36.
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 467 of Meeus index or 1420 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 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 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠9.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠26.3°.
7 days after 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.
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 is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 03:12 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 30 October 2037 at 16:21 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous 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.
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.