Quarter ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 9 July 2095 Saturday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 9 July 2095 at 16:15 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2095 after 7 days on 17 July 2095 at 08:31.
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 1181 of Meeus index or 2134 from Brown series.
Length of current 1181 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 34 minutes. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 1182 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠76.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠110.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 01:10, this is 13 days after last perigee on 25 June 2095 at 17:27 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2095 at 04:21 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 404 250 km (251 189 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2095. It is 1 158 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 199 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its ascending node on 30 June 2095 at 06:21 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 July 2095 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 1 July 2095 at 21:09 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.901°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.908° in the next southern standstill on 16 July 2095 at 07:31 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 17 July 2095 at 08:31 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.