Quarter ♑ Capricorn
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 27 September 2036 at 06:12 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2036 after 7 days on 5 October 2036 at 10:15.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 454 of Meeus index or 1407 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 58 minutes. It is 2 hours and 26 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 2 hours and 46 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 23 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠25.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠46.7°.
8 days after point of perigee on 18 September 2036 at 12:38 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 September 2036 at 13:16 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 400 039 km (248 573 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 995 km (251 652 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 17 September 2036 at 07:43 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 September 2036 at 17:36 in ♒ Aquarius.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 16:26 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-20.031°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠20.162° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 12 October 2036 at 00:39.
In 7 days on 5 October 2036 at 10:15 in ♈ Aries 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.