Moon at First Quarter
2014 May 7
The Moon will reach first quarter – roughly a week after passing new moon, and a week before reaching full moon. At this point in its monthly cycle, it is visible in the late afternoon and evening. Over subsequent nights it rises a little under an hour later each day to become prominent for much of the night as it approaches full moon, a week after first quarter.
On this occasion the Moon will lie at a declination of +11°10′ in the constellation Cancer, and so will appear highest in the northern hemisphere.