Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
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 ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 14 July 2100 at 14:43 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2100 after 5 days on 21 July 2100 at 10:12.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1243 of Meeus index or 2196 from Brown series.
Length of current 1243 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 1244 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠261°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠294.6°. 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°).
14 days after point of apogee on 1 July 2100 at 09:51 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 July 2100 at 14:15 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 363 302 km (225 745 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 737 km (229 123 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 11 July 2100 at 12:42 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 24 July 2100 at 11:05 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.
9 days after previous North standstill on 6 July 2100 at 01:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.198°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.246° in the next southern standstill on 19 July 2100 at 03:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 21 July 2100 at 10:12 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.