Quarter ♐ Sagittarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 September 2079 at 07:46 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2079 after 7 days on 11 September 2079 at 05:36.
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 985 of Meeus index or 1938 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 3 minutes. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 28 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠50.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠80.4°.
11 days after point of perigee on 23 August 2079 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 September 2079 at 08:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 405 028 km (251 673 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 282 km (251 209 mi).
4 days after descending node on 30 August 2079 at 09:11 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 September 2079 at 17:20 in ♈ Aries.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 22 August 2079 at 14:13 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.160°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.246° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 September 2079 at 06:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 7 days on 11 September 2079 at 05:36 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.