Quarter ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 2 November 2049 Tuesday 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 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 2 November 2049 at 16:19 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2049 after 7 days on 9 November 2049 at 15:38.
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 616 of Meeus index or 1569 from Brown series.
Length of current 616 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 21 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 617 length.
Length of current synodic month is 37 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 26 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠278.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:03, this is 13 days after last apogee on 19 October 2049 at 18:32 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 November 2049 at 15:07 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 370 118 km (229 981 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2049. It is 7 610 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 238 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 28 October 2049 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 November 2049 at 14:33 in ♉ Taurus.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 29 October 2049 at 23:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.292°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.270° in the next northern standstill on 12 November 2049 at 00:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 9 November 2049 at 15:38 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.