Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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.
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 3 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 12 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 25 July 2026 at 16:45 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2026 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 405 402 km (251 905 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 288 km (225 737 mi).
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 July 2026 at 11:54 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 03:56 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.067°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.107° in its northern standstill point on 8 August 2026 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 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.