Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 31 May 2026 at 08:45.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2026 after 28 days on 29 June 2026 at 23:57.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 326 of Meeus index or 1279 from Brown series.
Length of current 326 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 53 minutes. It is 4 minutes longer than next lunation 327 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.5°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 04:32, this is 14 days after last perigee on 17 May 2026 at 13:48 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 June 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 406 369 km (252 506 mi) away from Earth. It is 961 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 340 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 23 May 2026 at 15:26 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 June 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 16:59 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.988°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.989° in its northern standstill point on 15 June 2026 at 05:29 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 15 June 2026 at 02:54 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.