Quarter ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 4 May 2055 Tuesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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 ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 4 May 2055 at 11:10 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2055 after 6 days on 11 May 2055 at 02:31.
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 684 of Meeus index or 1637 from Brown series.
Length of current 684 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 40 minutes. It is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 685 length.
Length of current synodic month is 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠221.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠254.3°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 23 April 2055 at 01:56 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 May 2055 at 21:10 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 367 904 km (228 605 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 012 km (225 565 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 12:19 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 17 May 2055 at 07:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 12:19 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous North standstill on 1 May 2055 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.193°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.280° in the next southern standstill on 14 May 2055 at 15:50 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 11 May 2055 at 02:31 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.