Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 12 August 2026 at 17:37.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2026 after 14 days on 28 August 2026 at 04:18.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 329 of Meeus index or 1282 from Brown series.
Length of current 329 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 50 minutes. It is 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 330 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠61.3°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 10 August 2026 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 August 2026 at 08:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 374 406 km (232 645 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 644 km (251 434 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 09:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 27 August 2026 at 18:47 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 8 August 2026 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.107°. Next 8 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 14 days on 28 August 2026 at 04:18 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.