Quarter ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 3 April 2047 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Cancer.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 ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 April 2047 at 15:11 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2047 after 6 days on 10 April 2047 at 10:35.
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 584 of Meeus index or 1537 from Brown series.
Length of current 584 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 585 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠161.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠185.7°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 28 March 2047 at 11:07 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 April 2047 at 16:08 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 388 520 km (241 415 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 789 km (221 698 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 20 March 2047 at 13:43 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 April 2047 at 05:01 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the first to the middle part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 1 April 2047 at 17:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.632°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.536° in the next southern standstill on 14 April 2047 at 10:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 10 April 2047 at 10:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.