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Moon phase on 4 November 2076 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 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 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 4 November 2076 at 01:58 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2076 after 6 days on 10 November 2076 at 21:07.
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 950 of Meeus index or 1903 from Brown series.
Length of current 950 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer than next lunation 951 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠254.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠290.9°. 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 22 October 2076 at 03:11 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 November 2076 at 20:15 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 363 647 km (225 960 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 114 km (228 735 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 31 October 2076 at 02:13 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 November 2076 at 22:52 in ♊ Gemini.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 1 November 2076 at 19:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.032°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.085° in the next northern standstill on 14 November 2076 at 19:07 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 10 November 2076 at 21:07 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.