Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 27 December 2025 at 19:10.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2026 after 1 day on 3 January 2026 at 10:03.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 321 of Meeus index or 1274 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠207°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠239°.
Moon is at perigee at 21:43. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 17 December 2025 at 06:09 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 13 January 2026 at 20:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 360 348 km (223 910 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 160 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 008 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after ascending node on 25 December 2025 at 22:03 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 January 2026 at 11:22 in ♍ Virgo.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 19 December 2025 at 23:18 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.233°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠28.265° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 January 2026 at 08:20 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day on 3 January 2026 at 10:03 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.