Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 23 August 2099 at 00:01 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2099 after 7 days on 30 August 2099 at 17:56.
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 1232 of Meeus index or 2185 from Brown series.
Length of current 1232 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 56 minutes. It is 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 1233 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠339.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠355.4°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 17 August 2099 at 14:24 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 September 2099 at 19:45 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 376 015 km (233 645 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 116 km (252 349 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 18 August 2099 at 13:42 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 September 2099 at 08:09 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 12 August 2099 at 14:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.579°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.632° in the next southern standstill on 25 August 2099 at 05:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 30 August 2099 at 17:56 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.