Quarter ♐ Sagittarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 11 September 2089 at 18:01 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2089 after 8 days on 19 September 2089 at 21:55.
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 1109 of Meeus index or 2062 from Brown series.
Length of current 1109 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 1110 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠38.1°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 3 September 2089 at 12:32 in ♌ Leo. 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 15 September 2089 at 19:18 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 395 416 km (245 700 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 459 km (251 941 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 6 September 2089 at 11:05 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 September 2089 at 20:20 in ♈ Aries.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 30 August 2089 at 14:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.297°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.244° in the next southern standstill on 12 September 2089 at 09:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 19 September 2089 at 21:55 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.