Quarter ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 24 November 2066 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 24 November 2066 at 05:10 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2066 after 7 days on 1 December 2066 at 19:16.
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 827 of Meeus index or 1780 from Brown series.
Length of current 827 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 12 minutes. It is 13 minutes longer than next lunation 828 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠328.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠346.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
5 days after point of perigee on 19 November 2066 at 10:44 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 December 2066 at 07:41 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 370 403 km (230 158 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 855 km (252 187 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 19 November 2066 at 21:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 December 2066 at 11:04 in ♊ Gemini.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 19 November 2066 at 02:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.944°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.924° in the next northern standstill on 2 December 2066 at 12:20 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 1 December 2066 at 19:16 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.