Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 4 September 2026 at 07:51.
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 ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2026 after 20 days on 26 September 2026 at 16:49.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:26, this is 15 days after last apogee on 22 August 2026 at 08:20 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 19 September 2026 at 03:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 368 255 km (228 823 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 747 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 101 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its ascending node on 27 August 2026 at 18:47 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 9 September 2026 at 19:17 in ♌ Leo.
9 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 5 September 2026 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.109°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.065° in the next southern standstill on 18 September 2026 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 11 September 2026 at 03:27 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.