Moon at First Quarter

Sunday 28th Dec 201418:33

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 +03°22′ in the constellation Pisces, and so will appear high in the sky at all but the most extreme latitudes.