Quarter ♐ Sagittarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 September 2041 at 17:19 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1871" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2041 after 6 days on 10 September 2041 at 09:24.
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 515 of Meeus index or 1468 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 25 minutes. It is 24 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 22 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠176.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠200.1°.
7 days after point of apogee on 27 August 2041 at 02:03 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 September 2041 at 02:12 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 383 179 km (238 096 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 004 km (221 832 mi).
2 days after descending node on 1 September 2041 at 00:51 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 September 2041 at 16:25 in ♈ Aries.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 21 August 2041 at 21:17 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.495°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.620° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 September 2041 at 12:54 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 6 days on 10 September 2041 at 09:24 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.