Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 24 March 2094 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 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 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 23 March 2094 at 20:05 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2094 after 7 days on 1 April 2094 at 00:11.
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 1165 of Meeus index or 2118 from Brown series.
Length of current 1165 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 53 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2094. It is 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 1166 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠24.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠45.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
9 days after point of perigee on 15 March 2094 at 04:25 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 March 2094 at 05:18 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 401 089 km (249 225 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 266 km (251 821 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 14:44 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 7 April 2094 at 19:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 14:44 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 12:07 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.815°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.963° in its southern standstill point on 7 April 2094 at 19:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 1 April 2094 at 00:11 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.