Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 29 July 2085 at 20:47 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2085 after 6 days on 5 August 2085 at 17:29.
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 1058 of Meeus index or 2011 from Brown series.
Length of current 1058 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 1059 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠156.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠180.2°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 24 July 2085 at 03:49 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 6 August 2085 at 03:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 386 812 km (240 354 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 268 km (221 996 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 19 July 2085 at 10:21 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 August 2085 at 20:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 18 July 2085 at 08:40 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.116°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.052° in the next southern standstill on 1 August 2085 at 23:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 5 August 2085 at 17:29 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.