Quarter ♈ Aries
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 19 December 2061 at 23:58 UTC.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1866" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2061 after 7 days on 26 December 2061 at 16:53.
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 766 of Meeus index or 1719 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 20 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2061. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 27 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠176.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠201.9°.
7 days after point of apogee on 12 December 2061 at 07:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 19 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 January 2062 at 09:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 384 154 km (238 702 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 19 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 473 km (252 571 mi).
13 days after descending node on 5 December 2061 at 23:41 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 December 2061 at 15:02 in ♈ Aries.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 12 December 2061 at 21:05 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.385°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.396° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 December 2061 at 10:29 in ♋ Cancer.
In 7 days on 26 December 2061 at 16:53 in ♊ Gemini 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.