Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1915".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2026.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 330 of Meeus index or 1283 from Brown series.
Length of current 330 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 23 minutes. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 19 September 2026 at 03:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 October 2026 at 20:41 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 378 376 km (235 112 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 338 km (229 496 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 24 September 2026 at 02:40 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 October 2026 at 01:19 in ♌ Leo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 18 September 2026 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.065°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.989° in the next northern standstill on 2 October 2026 at 11:35 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.