Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 8 October 2054 at 13:19 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2054 after 7 days on 16 October 2054 at 17:44.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 677 of Meeus index or 1630 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 20 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 2 hours and 32 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 37 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠23.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠44°.
9 days after point of perigee on 29 September 2054 at 23:51 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 October 2054 at 01:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 401 422 km (249 432 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 118 km (251 729 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 28 September 2054 at 16:44 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 October 2054 at 01:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 7 October 2054 at 22:45 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.290°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.417° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 October 2054 at 10:52 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 16 October 2054 at 17:44 in ♈ Aries 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.