Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 15 August 2097 Thursday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 14 August 2097 at 20:56 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 ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2097 after 7 days on 22 August 2097 at 23:52.
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 1207 of Meeus index or 2160 from Brown series.
Length of current 1207 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 34 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 1208 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠47.4°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 6 August 2097 at 01:35 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 August 2097 at 03:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 401 405 km (249 422 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 052 km (251 688 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 13 August 2097 at 12:51 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 August 2097 at 22:42 in ♈ Aries.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 5 August 2097 at 00:09 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.559°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.633° in the next southern standstill on 18 August 2097 at 11:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 7 days on 22 August 2097 at 23:52 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.