Quarter ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 26 September 2085 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
Length of current 1060 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 53 minutes. It is 32 minutes longer than next lunation 1061 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠204.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠234.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
9 days after point of apogee on 16 September 2085 at 12:30 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 October 2085 at 22:42 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 373 165 km (231 874 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 069 km (223 737 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 04:15 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 8 October 2085 at 17:26 in ♊ Gemini.
At 04:15 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 25 September 2085 at 14:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.613°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.510° in the next northern standstill on 8 October 2085 at 05:07 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 3 October 2085 at 08:53 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.