Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 3 October 2041 Thursday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Capricorn.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 ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 October 2041 at 03:33 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2041 after 6 days on 9 October 2041 at 18:03.
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 516 of Meeus index or 1469 from Brown series.
Length of current 516 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2041. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 517 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠200.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠229.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
10 days after point of apogee on 23 September 2041 at 04:59 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 October 2041 at 12:08 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 371 948 km (231 118 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 445 km (223 349 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 28 September 2041 at 03:42 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 October 2041 at 01:30 in ♉ Taurus.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 2 October 2041 at 19:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.789°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.830° in the next northern standstill on 15 October 2041 at 10:36 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 9 October 2041 at 18:03 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.