Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 25 September 2028 at 13:10 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2028 after 7 days on 3 October 2028 at 16:25.
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 355 of Meeus index or 1308 from Brown series.
Length of current 355 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 356 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18.5°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 18 September 2028 at 14:23 in ♍ Virgo. 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 1 October 2028 at 21:38 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 391 627 km (243 346 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 246 km (252 430 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 22:21 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 11 October 2028 at 11:37 in ♋ Cancer.
At 22:21 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 24 September 2028 at 13:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.598°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.447° in the next northern standstill on 9 October 2028 at 07:11 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 3 October 2028 at 16:25 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.