Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
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 ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 15 September 2059 at 00:44 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1882" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2059 after 6 days on 21 September 2059 at 17:18.
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 738 of Meeus index or 1691 from Brown series.
Length of current 738 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes. It is 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 739 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠173.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠197.3°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 7 September 2059 at 16:10 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 September 2059 at 12:34 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 380 911 km (236 687 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 861 km (221 743 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 12 September 2059 at 09:18 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 September 2059 at 01:07 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
14 days after previous North standstill on 1 September 2059 at 10:58 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.870°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.003° in the next southern standstill on 16 September 2059 at 04:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 21 September 2059 at 17:18 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.