Quarter ♐ Sagittarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 September 2060 at 04:36 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 ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2060 after 6 days on 10 September 2060 at 09:44.
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 750 of Meeus index or 1703 from Brown series.
Length of current 750 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes. It is 2 hours and 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 751 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠119.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠149.6°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 31 August 2060 at 02:25 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 September 2060 at 02:40 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 399 162 km (248 028 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 154 km (224 411 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 30 August 2060 at 17:20 in ♎ Libra, 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 13 September 2060 at 04:20 in ♈ Aries.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 21 August 2060 at 13:52 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.843°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.952° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2060 at 02:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 10 September 2060 at 09:44 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.