Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 13 September 2097 at 14:22 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2097 after 7 days on 21 September 2097 at 13:00.
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 1208 of Meeus index or 2161 from Brown series.
Length of current 1208 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 12 minutes. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 1209 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠47.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠76.4°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:28, this is 11 days after last perigee on 2 September 2097 at 23:07 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 29 September 2097 at 06:20 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 346 km (251 249 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 062 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 363 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 9 September 2097 at 17:26 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 September 2097 at 02:09 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 18:59 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.835°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.911° in its northern standstill point on 28 September 2097 at 13:01 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 21 September 2097 at 13:00 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.