Moon ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2026 after 17 days on 26 September 2026 at 16:49.
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 27 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 6 September 2026 at 20:26 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 September 2026 at 03:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 372 032 km (231 170 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 217 km (251 169 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 19:17 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 24 September 2026 at 02:40 in ♒ Aquarius.
12 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 5 September 2026 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.109°. Next 9 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 1 day 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.