Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 21 July 2026 at 11:06.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2026 after 4 days on 29 July 2026 at 14:36.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 328 of Meeus index or 1281 from Brown series.
Length of current 328 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 329 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36.5°. 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 16:45, this is 12 days after last perigee on 13 July 2026 at 07:50 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2026 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 405 549 km (251 996 mi) away from Earth. It is 141 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 160 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 17 July 2026 at 00:27 in ♍ Virgo, 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 31 July 2026 at 11:54 in ♒ Aquarius.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 12 July 2026 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.033°. Next day 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 4 days on 29 July 2026 at 14:36 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.