Quarter ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 16 November 2045 Thursday is First Quarter, 7 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 49% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 16 November 2045 at 15:26 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2045 after 7 days on 24 November 2045 at 11:43.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 567 of Meeus index or 1520 from Brown series.
Length of current 567 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 568 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠58.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠92.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 23:59, this is 12 days after last perigee on 4 November 2045 at 21:44 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 29 November 2045 at 18:10 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 404 209 km (251 164 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 199 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 500 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 00:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 29 November 2045 at 17:44 in ♌ Leo.
At 00:56 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
4 days after previous South standstill on 11 November 2045 at 15:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.320°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.257° in the next northern standstill on 25 November 2045 at 23:56 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 24 November 2045 at 11:43 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.