Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days 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 ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2026 after 26 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 17 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°.
2 days after point of apogee on 1 June 2026 at 04:32 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 June 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 402 814 km (250 297 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 196 km (221 951 mi).
10 days after descending node on 23 May 2026 at 15:26 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 June 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 1 June 2026 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.988°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.989° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 June 2026 at 05:29 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 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.