Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 9 August 2095 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 8 August 2095 at 09:19 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2095 after 6 days on 15 August 2095 at 17:13.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1182 of Meeus index or 2135 from Brown series.
Length of current 1182 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 1183 length.
Length of current synodic month is 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠110.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠142.6°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 5 August 2095 at 19:19 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 August 2095 at 18:05 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 398 297 km (247 490 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 281 km (225 111 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 27 July 2095 at 11:36 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 August 2095 at 21:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 29 July 2095 at 04:07 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.923°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.989° in the next southern standstill on 12 August 2095 at 16:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 15 August 2095 at 17:13 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.