Gibbous ♋ Cancer
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 18 March 2062 at 05:58 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2062 after 6 days on 25 March 2062 at 03:35.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 769 of Meeus index or 1722 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 58 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 20 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 43 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠268.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠301.6°.
13 days after point of apogee on 4 March 2062 at 17:42 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 March 2062 at 16:28 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 363 330 km (225 763 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 624 km (229 674 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 11 March 2062 at 23:34 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 March 2062 at 21:44 in ♍ Virgo.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 10:24 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.705°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2062. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.700° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 31 March 2062 at 23:35.
In 6 days on 25 March 2062 at 03:35 in ♎ Libra 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.