Moon* ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 7 July 2026 at 19:29.
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 about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2026 after 16 days on 29 July 2026 at 14:36.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 327 of Meeus index or 1280 from Brown series.
Length of current 327 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 49 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2026. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 328 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18°. 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 perigee on this date at 07:50, this is 15 days after last apogee on 28 June 2026 at 07:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 July 2026 at 16:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 359 111 km (223 141 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 397 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 245 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its ascending node on 4 July 2026 at 07:51 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 July 2026 at 00:27 in ♍ Virgo.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 12 July 2026 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.033°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.067° in the next southern standstill on 26 July 2026 at 03:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 14 July 2026 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.