Quarter ♒ Aquarius
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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 21 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 37 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 26 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠278.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠310.2°.
Moon is at perigee at 18:03. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 19 October 2049 at 18:32 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until 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 further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after ascending node on 28 October 2049 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 November 2049 at 14:33 in ♉ Taurus.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 29 October 2049 at 23:11 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.292°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.270° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 November 2049 at 00:36 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 9 November 2049 at 15:38 in ♉ Taurus 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.