Quarter ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 11 March 2049 at 11:26 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2049 after 8 days on 19 March 2049 at 12:23.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 608 of Meeus index or 1561 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 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 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠39.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠67°.
9 days after point of perigee on 1 March 2049 at 12:45 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 March 2049 at 07:24 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 403 547 km (250 752 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 598 km (251 406 mi).
1 day after descending node on 10 March 2049 at 19:09 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 March 2049 at 20:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 05:37 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠22.452°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-22.314° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 25 March 2049 at 08:26.
In 8 days on 19 March 2049 at 12:23 in ♍ Virgo 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.