Quarter ♋ Cancer
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 ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 19 March 2089 at 15:30 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2089 after 6 days on 26 March 2089 at 09:20.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1103 of Meeus index or 2056 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠244.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠280.3°.
12 days after point of apogee on 7 March 2089 at 02:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 March 2089 at 00:07 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 365 197 km (226 923 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 668 km (227 837 mi).
5 days after descending node on 14 March 2089 at 09:03 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 March 2089 at 05:54 in ♎ Libra.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 08:14 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.481°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.450° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 1 April 2089 at 11:18.
In 6 days on 26 March 2089 at 09:20 in ♎ Libra 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.