Quarter ♑ Capricorn
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 17 September 2064 at 16:45 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2064 after 8 days on 25 September 2064 at 13:38.
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 800 of Meeus index or 1753 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 23 minutes. It is 48 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 4 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠344°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠359.5°.
5 days after point of perigee on 12 September 2064 at 00:51 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 September 2064 at 00:14 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 375 001 km (233 015 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 395 km (252 522 mi).
8 days after descending node on 8 September 2064 at 19:25 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 September 2064 at 13:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 12:22 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.279°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.159° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 2 October 2064 at 05:10.
In 8 days on 25 September 2064 at 13:38 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.