Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 13 October 2097 at 09:35 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 ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2097 after 6 days on 21 October 2097 at 01:23.
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 1209 of Meeus index or 2162 from Brown series.
Length of current 1209 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 23 minutes. It is 2 hours and 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 1210 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 39 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 24 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠76.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.4°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 12 October 2097 at 16:09 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 October 2097 at 15:32 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 403 760 km (250 885 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 167 km (228 147 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 7 October 2097 at 00:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 October 2097 at 09:50 in ♉ Taurus.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 12 October 2097 at 03:02 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.965°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.974° in the next northern standstill on 25 October 2097 at 18:37 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 21 October 2097 at 01:23 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.