Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 6 September 2057 at 07:18 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2057 after 5 days on 13 September 2057 at 02:53.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 713 of Meeus index or 1666 from Brown series.
Length of current 713 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 6 minutes. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 714 length.
Length of current synodic month is 38 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 31 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠255.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠291.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
14 days after point of apogee on 24 August 2057 at 07:38 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 September 2057 at 19:57 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 363 302 km (225 745 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 286 km (228 842 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 10:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 20 September 2057 at 21:22 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 25 August 2057 at 15:28 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.822°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.933° in the next southern standstill on 8 September 2057 at 05:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 days on 13 September 2057 at 02:53 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.