Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 21 June 2026 at 21:55.
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 ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2026 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
Moon is at apogee at 07:11. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 14 June 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 13 July 2026 at 07:50 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 406 267 km (252 443 mi) away from Earth. It is 859 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 442 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after descending node on 19 June 2026 at 17:57 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 4 July 2026 at 07:51 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 22:06 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.988°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.033° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 12 July 2026 at 15:18.
In 1 day 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.