Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2026 after 15 days on 26 September 2026 at 16:49.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 03:27 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 330 of Meeus index or 1283 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 23 minutes is the length of new lunation 330. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 331 length.
Length of current synodic month is 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠61.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠94.5°. 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°).
4 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 September 2026 at 03:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 381 073 km (236 788 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 217 km (251 169 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 9 September 2026 at 19:17 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 September 2026 at 02:40 in ♒ Aquarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 5 September 2026 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.109°. Next 7 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.