Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
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 5 October 2076 at 18:26 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2076 after 5 days on 12 October 2076 at 09:37.
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 949 of Meeus index or 1902 from Brown series.
Length of current 949 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer than next lunation 950 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠219.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠254.1°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 24 September 2076 at 11:16 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2076 at 06:57 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 366 259 km (227 583 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 695 km (225 368 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 4 October 2076 at 00:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 October 2076 at 15:38 in ♊ Gemini.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 5 October 2076 at 13:46 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.833°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.937° in the next northern standstill on 18 October 2076 at 10:01 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 12 October 2076 at 09:37 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.