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 18 September 2083 at 18:56 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2083 after 6 days on 25 September 2083 at 23:25.
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 1035 of Meeus index or 1988 from Brown series.
Length of current 1035 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 1036 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠299.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠325°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 16 September 2083 at 04:05 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 October 2083 at 17:48 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 365 305 km (226 990 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 806 km (251 535 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 8 September 2083 at 21:09 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 September 2083 at 18:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 18 September 2083 at 12:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.778°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.664° in the next northern standstill on 2 October 2083 at 11:05 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 25 September 2083 at 23:25 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.