Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 26 January 2026 at 04:47.
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 ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2026 after 3 days on 1 February 2026 at 22:09.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 322 of Meeus index or 1275 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 47 minutes 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 3 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 38 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠239°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠276.3°.
Moon is at perigee at 21:53. It is 16 days after previous apogee on 13 January 2026 at 20:48 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 10 February 2026 at 16:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 365 878 km (227 346 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 370 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 478 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after ascending node on 22 January 2026 at 00:03 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 3 February 2026 at 19:18 in ♍ Virgo.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 17:02 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.361°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.406° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 12 February 2026 at 12:56.
In 3 days on 1 February 2026 at 22:09 in ♌ Leo 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.