Quarter* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 30 October 2071 Friday is First Quarter, 7 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 45% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 31 October 2071 at 00:07 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2071 after 8 days on 7 November 2071 at 18:47.
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 888 of Meeus index or 1841 from Brown series.
Length of current 888 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 10 minutes. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 889 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠67.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠102.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 19:30, this is 12 days after last perigee on 18 October 2071 at 05:18 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 12 November 2071 at 01:07 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 279 km (251 207 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2071. It is 1 129 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 228 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its ascending node on 20 October 2071 at 21:10 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 November 2071 at 02:46 in ♓ Pisces.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 27 October 2071 at 22:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.256°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.336° in the next northern standstill on 11 November 2071 at 00:34 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 days on 7 November 2071 at 18:47 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.