Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 27 July 2096 at 05:59 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2096 after 6 days on 4 August 2096 at 05:05.
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 1194 of Meeus index or 2147 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 39 minutes. It is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠47.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠76.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 13:17. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 16 July 2096 at 15:28 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 12 August 2096 at 00:11 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 404 198 km (251 157 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 210 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 511 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after ascending node on 15 July 2096 at 15:38 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 July 2096 at 04:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 18 July 2096 at 09:23 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.342°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.382° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 August 2096 at 13:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 6 days on 4 August 2096 at 05:05 in ♒ Aquarius 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.