Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2026 after 15 days on 29 July 2026 at 14:36.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 09:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 328 of Meeus index or 1281 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 53 minutes is the length of new lunation 328. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 329 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of perigee on 13 July 2026 at 07:50 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 July 2026 at 16:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 365 870 km (227 341 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 549 km (251 996 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 4 July 2026 at 07:51 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 July 2026 at 00:27 in ♍ Virgo.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 12 July 2026 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.033°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.067° in the next southern standstill on 26 July 2026 at 03:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.