Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 9 February 2026 at 12:43.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2026 after 20 days on 3 March 2026 at 11:38.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 322 of Meeus index or 1275 from Brown series.
Length of current 322 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 323 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠239°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠276.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 16:52, this is 11 days after last perigee on 29 January 2026 at 21:53 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 February 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 404 577 km (251 392 mi) away from Earth. It is 831 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 132 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 3 February 2026 at 19:18 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 February 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 29 January 2026 at 17:02 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.361°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.406° in the next southern standstill on 12 February 2026 at 12:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 17 February 2026 at 12:01 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.