Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
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 17 September 2075 at 15:25 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2075 after 5 days on 24 September 2075 at 10:31.
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 936 of Meeus index or 1889 from Brown series.
Length of current 936 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 41 minutes. It is 49 minutes longer than next lunation 937 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠251.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠287.7°. 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 4 September 2075 at 19:44 in ♋ Cancer. 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 20 September 2075 at 11:42 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 363 419 km (225 818 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 790 km (228 534 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 19:47 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 2 October 2075 at 05:26 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
At 20:04 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.947°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.070° in its northern standstill point on 2 October 2075 at 08:38 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 24 September 2075 at 10:31 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.