Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 27 September 2055 at 18:11 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2055 after 7 days on 5 October 2055 at 18:38.
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 689 of Meeus index or 1642 from Brown series.
Length of current 689 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 690 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠352.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠7.9°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 21 September 2055 at 12:32 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 October 2055 at 17:59 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 384 435 km (238 877 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 450 km (252 556 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 17 September 2055 at 19:18 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 September 2055 at 10:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 05:09 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.612°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.758° in its northern standstill point on 13 October 2055 at 00:16 in ♋ Cancer.
After 7 days on 5 October 2055 at 18:38 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.