Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 30 August 2082 at 16:42 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2082 after 6 days on 7 September 2082 at 04:30.
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 1022 of Meeus index or 1975 from Brown series.
Length of current 1022 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2082. It is 1 minute shorter than next lunation 1023 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠323.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠342.2°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 26 August 2082 at 07:48 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 September 2082 at 03:35 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 370 752 km (230 375 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 686 km (252 082 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 23 August 2082 at 18:04 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 September 2082 at 17:31 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 22:20 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.941°. Next 15 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.890° in its northern standstill point on 15 September 2082 at 12:03 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 7 September 2082 at 04:30 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.