Quarter ♑ Capricorn
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 26 September 2085 at 18:18 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2085 after 6 days on 3 October 2085 at 08:53.
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 1060 of Meeus index or 2013 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 53 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 3 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 54 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠204.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠234.1°.
9 days after point of apogee on 16 September 2085 at 12:30 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 October 2085 at 22:42 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 373 165 km (231 874 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 069 km (223 737 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 04:15 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 8 October 2085 at 17:26 in ♊ Gemini.
At 04:15 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
1 day since the previous standstill on 25 September 2085 at 14:25 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.613°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.510° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 October 2085 at 05:07 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 3 October 2085 at 08:53 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.