Quarter ♏ Scorpio
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 25 July 2088 at 09:54 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2088 after 8 days on 2 August 2088 at 13:39.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1095 of Meeus index or 2048 from Brown series.
Length of current 1095 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 37 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 1096 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠37.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
8 days after point of perigee on 17 July 2088 at 05:29 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 July 2088 at 13:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 396 587 km (246 428 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 453 km (251 937 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 07:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 8 August 2088 at 17:40 in ♈ Aries.
At 07:29 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous North standstill on 16 July 2088 at 02:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.354°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.292° in the next southern standstill on 29 July 2088 at 12:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 2 August 2088 at 13:39 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.