Quarter ♑ Capricorn
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 29 September 2063 at 08:39 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 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1817" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2063 after 8 days on 7 October 2063 at 13:27.
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 788 of Meeus index or 1741 from Brown series.
Length of current 788 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 789 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠14.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠31.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
7 days after point of perigee on 21 September 2063 at 13:02 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 October 2063 at 01:08 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 394 522 km (245 145 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 611 km (252 035 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 20 September 2063 at 16:51 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 October 2063 at 03:43 in ♓ Pisces.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 28 September 2063 at 12:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.165°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.062° in the next northern standstill on 13 October 2063 at 04:27 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 7 October 2063 at 13:27 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.