Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 24 November 2026 at 14:53.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2026 after 28 days on 24 December 2026 at 01:28.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 332 of Meeus index or 1285 from Brown series.
Length of current 332 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 333 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠129.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠159.4°. 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 20:58, this is 12 days after last apogee on 13 November 2026 at 17:50 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 December 2026 at 06:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 359 348 km (223 288 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 160 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 008 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 17 November 2026 at 11:49 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 November 2026 at 03:34 in ♌ Leo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 12 November 2026 at 09:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.697°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.645° in the next northern standstill on 26 November 2026 at 02:01 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 9 December 2026 at 00:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.