Quarter ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 16 November 2083 Tuesday 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 50% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 16 November 2083 at 11:48 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2083 after 7 days on 24 November 2083 at 08:23.
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 1037 of Meeus index or 1990 from Brown series.
Length of current 1037 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes. It is 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 1038 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠343.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠359.3°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 10 November 2083 at 19:25 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 November 2083 at 20:43 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 375 594 km (233 383 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 373 km (252 508 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 14 November 2083 at 20:37 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 November 2083 at 06:19 in ♌ Leo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 12 November 2083 at 02:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.371°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.301° in the next northern standstill on 25 November 2083 at 23:27 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 24 November 2083 at 08:23 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.