Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 31 May 2026 at 08:45.
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 ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2026 after 28 days on 29 June 2026 at 23:57.
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 326 of Meeus index or 1279 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 53 minutes. It is 4 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠347.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠2.5°.
Moon is at apogee at 04:32. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 17 May 2026 at 13:48 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 14 June 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 406 369 km (252 506 mi) away from Earth. It is 961 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 340 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after descending node on 23 May 2026 at 15:26 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 June 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 16:59 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.988°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.989° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 15 June 2026 at 05:29.
In 13 days on 15 June 2026 at 02:54 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.