Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 28 August 2066 at 08:25 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2066 after 5 days on 4 September 2066 at 01:37.
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 824 of Meeus index or 1777 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer 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 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠236.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠272.1°.
13 days after point of apogee on 16 August 2066 at 05:19 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 September 2066 at 01:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 363 818 km (226 066 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 541 km (227 137 mi).
12 days after descending node on 16 August 2066 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 August 2066 at 14:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 07:59 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-24.516°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠24.408° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 11 September 2066 at 14:21.
In 5 days on 4 September 2066 at 01:37 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.