Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 15 July 2051 at 23:21 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2051 after 7 days on 23 July 2051 at 16:36.
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 637 of Meeus index or 1590 from Brown series.
Length of current 637 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes shorter than next lunation 638 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠70.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.1°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 15 July 2051 at 16:49 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 July 2051 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 405 188 km (251 772 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 220 km (228 801 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 09:35 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 29 July 2051 at 18:33 in ♈ Aries.
At 09:35 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous North standstill on 6 July 2051 at 11:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.198°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.133° in the next southern standstill on 20 July 2051 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 23 July 2051 at 16:36 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.