Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 26 September 2066 at 14:19 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2066 after 6 days on 3 October 2066 at 12:25.
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 825 of Meeus index or 1778 from Brown series.
Length of current 825 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 55 minutes. It is 32 minutes longer than next lunation 826 length.
Length of current synodic month is 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠272.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠304.7°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 12:48, this is 14 days after last apogee on 12 September 2066 at 22:49 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 October 2066 at 18:32 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 369 827 km (229 800 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2066. It is 7 319 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 529 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 26 September 2066 at 15:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 October 2066 at 02:19 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 25 September 2066 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.274°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.153° in the next northern standstill on 8 October 2066 at 22:14 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 3 October 2066 at 12:25 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.