Crescent ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 6 August 2026 at 02:21.
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 ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2026 after 17 days on 28 August 2026 at 04:18.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee on this date at 11:18, this is 15 days after last apogee on 25 July 2026 at 16:45 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 22 August 2026 at 08:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 363 288 km (225 737 mi) away from Earth. It is 780 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 068 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its ascending node on 31 July 2026 at 11:54 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 August 2026 at 09:56 in ♌ Leo.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 8 August 2026 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.107°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.123° in the next southern standstill on 22 August 2026 at 10:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 12 August 2026 at 17:37 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.