Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 9 September 2035 at 14:47 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2035 after 7 days on 17 September 2035 at 14:23.
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 441 of Meeus index or 1394 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 45 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 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 32 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠46.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠75°.
Moon is at apogee at 23:26. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 30 August 2035 at 02:28 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 25 September 2035 at 13:37 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 365 km (251 261 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 043 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 344 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after ascending node on 1 September 2035 at 19:14 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 September 2035 at 02:58 in ♓ Pisces.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 28 August 2035 at 17:25 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.744°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-18.755° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 September 2035 at 06:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 7 days on 17 September 2035 at 14:23 in ♓ Pisces 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.