Quarter ♌ Leo
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 12 April 2057 at 04:59 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2057 after 6 days on 19 April 2057 at 10:49.
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 708 of Meeus index or 1661 from Brown series.
Length of current 708 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 1 minute. It is 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 709 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠117°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠148.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
3 days after point of apogee on 9 April 2057 at 05:48 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 April 2057 at 04:54 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 399 566 km (248 279 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 376 km (224 549 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 10 April 2057 at 19:48 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 April 2057 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 11 April 2057 at 06:46 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.399°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.505° in the next southern standstill on 24 April 2057 at 07:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 19 April 2057 at 10:49 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.