Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 15 June 2026 at 02:54.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2026 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 327 of Meeus index or 1280 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 49 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2026. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter 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 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠2.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠18°.
1 day after point of perigee on 14 June 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 June 2026 at 07:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 364 996 km (226 798 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 267 km (252 443 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 7 June 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 June 2026 at 17:57 in ♌ Leo.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 15 June 2026 at 05:29 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.989°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.988° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 June 2026 at 22:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 13 days on 29 June 2026 at 23:57 in ♑ Capricorn 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.