Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 6 October 2084 at 22:42 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2084 after 6 days on 13 October 2084 at 20:12.
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 1048 of Meeus index or 2001 from Brown series.
Length of current 1048 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 30 minutes. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 1049 length.
Length of current synodic month is 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠268.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠301.9°. 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°).
14 days after point of apogee on 23 September 2084 at 10:54 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 8 October 2084 at 09:29 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 363 298 km (225 743 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 624 km (229 674 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 00:35 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 20 October 2084 at 10:21 in ♋ Cancer.
At 00:35 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous South standstill on 5 October 2084 at 04:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.185°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.073° in the next northern standstill on 18 October 2084 at 09:41 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 13 October 2084 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.