Gibbous ♓ Pisces
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 7 November 2054 at 08:34 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2054 after 6 days on 15 November 2054 at 08:49.
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 678 of Meeus index or 1631 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 46 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 12 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 57 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠44°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠72.4°.
Moon is at apogee at 19:52. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 28 October 2054 at 01:15 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 23 November 2054 at 15:48 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 372 km (251 265 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 036 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 337 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 04:08 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 21 November 2054 at 22:10 in ♌ Leo.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 4 November 2054 at 07:53 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.520°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.632° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 November 2054 at 17:11 in ♋ Cancer.
In 6 days on 15 November 2054 at 08:49 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.