Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 26 September 2066 at 14:19 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2066 after 6 days on 3 October 2066 at 12:25.
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 825 of Meeus index or 1778 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 55 minutes. It is 32 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 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 20 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠272.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠304.7°.
Moon is at perigee at 12:48. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 12 September 2066 at 22:49 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 10 October 2066 at 18:32 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 369 827 km (229 800 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2066. It is 7 319 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 529 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after ascending node on 26 September 2066 at 15:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 October 2066 at 02:19 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 25 September 2066 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.274°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.153° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 October 2066 at 22:14 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 3 October 2066 at 12:25 in ♈ Aries 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.