Gibbous ♓ Pisces
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 21 November 2069 at 21:31 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2069 after 6 days on 28 November 2069 at 13:46.
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 864 of Meeus index or 1817 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2069. It is 1 hour and 15 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 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠185.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠211.5°.
9 days after point of apogee on 13 November 2069 at 07:36 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 27 November 2069 at 21:53 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 375 656 km (233 422 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 487 km (222 132 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 12 November 2069 at 11:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 November 2069 at 10:32 in ♉ Taurus.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 16 November 2069 at 09:59 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.293°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.315° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 November 2069 at 13:04 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 28 November 2069 at 13:46 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.