Quarter ♒ Aquarius
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 ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 6 November 2073 at 15:42 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1844" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2073 after 8 days on 14 November 2073 at 19:55.
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 913 of Meeus index or 1866 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 59 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter 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 2 hours and 45 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 24 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠6.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠22.5°.
7 days after point of perigee on 30 October 2073 at 10:23 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 November 2073 at 10:04 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 388 704 km (241 529 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 195 km (252 398 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 19:59 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 21 November 2073 at 10:04 in ♌ Leo.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 3 November 2073 at 23:06 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.020°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.145° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 November 2073 at 15:10 in ♋ Cancer.
In 8 days on 14 November 2073 at 19:55 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.