Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 22 August 2034 at 00:43 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2034 after 6 days on 29 August 2034 at 16:49.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 428 of Meeus index or 1381 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes. It is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 23 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 46 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠73.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠108.6°.
1 day after point of apogee on 21 August 2034 at 12:02 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 September 2034 at 15:31 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 403 457 km (250 697 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 629 km (228 434 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 16 August 2034 at 16:01 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 August 2034 at 22:58 in ♓ Pisces.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 10 August 2034 at 13:32 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.276°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-18.219° at the point of next southern standstill on 24 August 2034 at 17:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 6 days on 29 August 2034 at 16:49 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.