Quarter ♐ Sagittarius
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 25 August 2096 at 23:56 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2096 after 8 days on 2 September 2096 at 15:36.
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 1195 of Meeus index or 2148 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 10 minutes. It is 3 hours and 8 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 34 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 35 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠76.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠110.9°.
Moon is at apogee at 08:09. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 12 August 2096 at 00:11 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 6 September 2096 at 10:00 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 140 km (251 121 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2096. It is 1 268 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 89 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 06:52 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 7 September 2096 at 18:11 in ♉ Taurus.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 14 August 2096 at 16:29 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.461°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.564° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 August 2096 at 21:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 8 days on 2 September 2096 at 15:36 in ♓ Pisces 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.