Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 30 December 2026 at 18:59.
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 ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2027 after 17 days on 22 January 2027 at 12:17.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 333 of Meeus index or 1286 from Brown series.
Length of current 333 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 33 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2027. It is 1 minute longer than next lunation 334 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠159.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠184.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
12 days after point of perigee on 24 December 2026 at 08:30 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 January 2027 at 08:10 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 403 717 km (250 858 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 610 km (252 656 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 27 December 2026 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 January 2027 at 15:58 in ♒ Aquarius.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 20:46 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.636°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.682° in its northern standstill point on 19 January 2027 at 23:16 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 7 January 2027 at 20:24 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.