Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 31 July 2055 Saturday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 31 July 2055 at 02:11 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2055 after 6 days on 7 August 2055 at 10:57.
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 687 of Meeus index or 1640 from Brown series.
Length of current 687 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 27 minutes. It is 22 minutes longer than next lunation 688 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠315.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠336.4°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 27 July 2055 at 04:56 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 August 2055 at 01:01 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 367 533 km (228 374 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 309 km (251 847 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 25 July 2055 at 00:16 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 August 2055 at 01:42 in ♒ Aquarius.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 22 July 2055 at 22:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.410°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.399° in the next southern standstill on 4 August 2055 at 18:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 7 August 2055 at 10:57 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.