Quarter ♋ Cancer
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 29 March 2069 at 17:34 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2069 after 8 days on 6 April 2069 at 16:13.
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 856 of Meeus index or 1809 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. It is 38 minutes longer 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 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠349.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠4.9°.
5 days after point of perigee on 23 March 2069 at 15:45 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 April 2069 at 02:44 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 377 951 km (234 848 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 308 km (252 468 mi).
3 days after descending node on 25 March 2069 at 18:54 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 April 2069 at 21:44 in ♏ Scorpio.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 28 March 2069 at 06:45 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.006°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.933° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 April 2069 at 22:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 8 days on 6 April 2069 at 16:13 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.