Quarter ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 17 April 2089 Sunday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 17 April 2089 at 21:37 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2089 after 7 days on 24 April 2089 at 21:22.
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 1104 of Meeus index or 2057 from Brown series.
Length of current 1104 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 1105 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠280.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 16:01, this is 13 days after last apogee on 3 April 2089 at 22:18 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 May 2089 at 17:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 369 898 km (229 844 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2089. It is 7 390 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 458 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 10 April 2089 at 16:32 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 April 2089 at 14:43 in ♎ Libra.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 15 April 2089 at 13:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.461°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.489° in the next southern standstill on 28 April 2089 at 19:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 24 April 2089 at 21:22 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.