Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 2 October 2098 at 05:48 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2098 after 6 days on 10 October 2098 at 09:20.
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 1221 of Meeus index or 2174 from Brown series.
Length of current 1221 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 1222 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠48.5°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 23 September 2098 at 09:26 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 October 2098 at 09:05 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 403 109 km (250 480 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 061 km (251 693 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 25 September 2098 at 20:31 in ♎ Libra, 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 10 October 2098 at 04:03 in ♈ Aries.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 1 October 2098 at 16:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.555°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.546° in the next northern standstill on 16 October 2098 at 02:36 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 10 October 2098 at 09:20 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.