Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 9 August 2027 at 04:54 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2027 after 6 days on 17 August 2027 at 07:29.
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 341 of Meeus index or 1294 from Brown series.
Length of current 341 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 342 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18.2°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 2 August 2027 at 06:28 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 August 2027 at 14:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 392 954 km (244 170 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 086 km (252 330 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 2 August 2027 at 12:33 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 August 2027 at 05:51 in ♒ Aquarius.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 30 July 2027 at 05:47 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.208°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.209° in the next southern standstill on 12 August 2027 at 02:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 17 August 2027 at 07:29 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.