Gibbous ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 26 March 2064 at 01:13 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2064 after 6 days on 1 April 2064 at 17:40.
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 794 of Meeus index or 1747 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 24 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 4 hours and 33 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠181.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠206.1°.
8 days after point of apogee on 17 March 2064 at 21:10 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 April 2064 at 05:29 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 377 855 km (234 788 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 235 km (221 976 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 15 March 2064 at 05:39 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 March 2064 at 11:52 in ♌ Leo.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 25 March 2064 at 03:21 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.727°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.645° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 April 2064 at 15:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 6 days on 1 April 2064 at 17:40 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.