Moon* ♋ Cancer
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 7 July 2026 at 19:29.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2026 after 16 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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee at 07:50. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 28 June 2026 at 07:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 25 July 2026 at 16:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 359 111 km (223 141 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 397 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 245 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after ascending node on 4 July 2026 at 07:51 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 17 July 2026 at 00:27 in ♍ Virgo.
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 12 July 2026 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.033°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.067° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 July 2026 at 03:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day 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.