Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 10 October 2062 at 10:27 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2062 after 6 days on 18 October 2062 at 08:18.
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 776 of Meeus index or 1729 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 45 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 1 minute shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 8 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠54.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠86.4°.
Moon is at apogee at 03:14. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 29 September 2062 at 03:19 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 24 October 2062 at 12:04 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 271 km (251 202 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2062. It is 1 137 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 220 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after descending node on 1 October 2062 at 12:54 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 15 October 2062 at 19:12 in ♓ Pisces.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 8 October 2062 at 21:13 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.620°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.544° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 October 2062 at 22:10 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 18 October 2062 at 08:18 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.