Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 18 October 2064 Saturday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 17 October 2064 at 04:22 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2064 after 6 days on 25 October 2064 at 07:06.
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 801 of Meeus index or 1754 from Brown series.
Length of current 801 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 802 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠359.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠14.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
8 days after point of perigee on 10 October 2064 at 11:14 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 October 2064 at 01:15 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 391 287 km (243 134 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 377 km (252 511 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 15:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 2 November 2064 at 05:22 in ♌ Leo.
At 15:14 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous South standstill on 14 October 2064 at 19:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.067°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.938° in the next northern standstill on 29 October 2064 at 10:35 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 25 October 2064 at 07:06 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.