Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 18 October 2083 Monday 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 18 October 2083 at 01:54 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2083 after 7 days on 25 October 2083 at 14:36.
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 1036 of Meeus index or 1989 from Brown series.
Length of current 1036 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 52 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2083. It is 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 1037 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠325°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠343.6°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 13 October 2083 at 13:59 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 October 2083 at 11:06 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 369 625 km (229 674 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 765 km (252 131 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 19:32 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 2 November 2083 at 04:57 in ♌ Leo.
At 19:32 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous South standstill on 15 October 2083 at 18:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.557°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.436° in the next northern standstill on 29 October 2083 at 17:47 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 25 October 2083 at 14:36 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.