Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
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 ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 24 July 2099 at 17:09 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2099 after 6 days on 1 August 2099 at 02:59.
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 1231 of Meeus index or 2184 from Brown series.
Length of current 1231 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 54 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2099. It is 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 1232 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠320.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠339.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
4 days after point of perigee on 20 July 2099 at 12:45 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 August 2099 at 08:15 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 369 842 km (229 809 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 336 km (251 864 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 22 July 2099 at 07:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 August 2099 at 03:00 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 16 July 2099 at 05:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.454°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.504° in the next southern standstill on 28 July 2099 at 23:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 1 August 2099 at 02:59 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.