Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 9 July 2076 at 10:49 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2076 after 5 days on 16 July 2076 at 10:12.
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 946 of Meeus index or 1899 from Brown series.
Length of current 946 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 1 minute. It is 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 947 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠145.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠170.2°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 4 July 2076 at 16:02 in ♌ Leo. 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 17 July 2076 at 05:58 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 388 949 km (241 682 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 186 km (222 566 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 30 June 2076 at 03:27 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 July 2076 at 12:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 1 July 2076 at 09:39 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.319°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.329° in the next southern standstill on 15 July 2076 at 12:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 days on 16 July 2076 at 10:12 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.