Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 29 June 2026 at 23:57.
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 first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2026 after 25 days on 29 July 2026 at 14:36.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
6 days after point of apogee on 28 June 2026 at 07:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 July 2026 at 07:50 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 390 471 km (242 627 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 111 km (223 141 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 07:51 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 17 July 2026 at 00:27 in ♍ Virgo.
At 07:51 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
5 days since the previous standstill on 28 June 2026 at 22:06 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.988°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.033° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 July 2026 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 14 July 2026 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer 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.