Quarter ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 21 October 2061 at 14:24 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2061 after 7 days on 28 October 2061 at 20:12.
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 764 of Meeus index or 1717 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 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 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠120.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠151.2°.
3 days after point of apogee on 18 October 2061 at 11:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 October 2061 at 10:28 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 400 193 km (248 668 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 686 km (224 120 mi).
8 days after descending node on 12 October 2061 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2061 at 02:38 in ♈ Aries.
21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 19 October 2061 at 09:07 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.607°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.559° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 November 2061 at 14:48 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 28 October 2061 at 20:12 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.