Quarter ♈ Aries
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 9 December 2062 at 03:28 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2062 after 6 days on 16 December 2062 at 08:17.
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 778 of Meeus index or 1731 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 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 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠123°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠154.3°.
3 days after point of apogee on 5 December 2062 at 19:32 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 16 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 December 2062 at 08:56 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 397 994 km (247 302 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 16 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 616 km (221 591 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 04:14 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 21 December 2062 at 21:32 in ♍ Virgo.
At 04:14 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
6 days since the previous standstill on 2 December 2062 at 12:24 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.324°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.313° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 December 2062 at 13:49 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 16 December 2062 at 08:17 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.