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 2074 at 17:59 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 ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2074 after 6 days on 5 October 2074 at 02:55.
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 924 of Meeus index or 1877 from Brown series.
Length of current 924 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 43 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2074. It is 1 minute shorter than next lunation 925 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠314.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠335.8°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 23 September 2074 at 22:46 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 October 2074 at 20:38 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 368 021 km (228 678 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 331 km (251 861 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 16 September 2074 at 20:14 in ♋ Cancer, 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 29 September 2074 at 14:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 04:37 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.263°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.404° in its northern standstill point on 12 October 2074 at 12:44 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 5 October 2074 at 02:55 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.