Quarter ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 25 October 2066 at 20:52 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2066 after 7 days on 2 November 2066 at 02:13.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 826 of Meeus index or 1779 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 23 minutes. It is 11 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 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 48 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠304.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠328.7°.
2 days after point of perigee on 22 October 2066 at 18:37 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 November 2066 at 14:36 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 364 003 km (226 181 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 915 km (251 603 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 23 October 2066 at 16:14 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 November 2066 at 05:30 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 22 October 2066 at 18:58 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.054°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.974° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 November 2066 at 05:38 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 2 November 2066 at 02:13 in ♉ Taurus 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.