Quarter ♐ Sagittarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 20 August 2083 at 13:46 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2083 after 6 days on 27 August 2083 at 11:00.
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 1034 of Meeus index or 1987 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 6 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 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 47 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠266.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠299.9°.
13 days after point of apogee on 7 August 2083 at 03:44 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 August 2083 at 01:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 363 553 km (225 901 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 256 km (229 445 mi).
7 days after descending node on 12 August 2083 at 13:29 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 August 2083 at 13:34 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 8 August 2083 at 19:08 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.955°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-26.925° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 August 2083 at 06:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 6 days on 27 August 2083 at 11:00 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.