Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 31 July 2026 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 29 July 2026 at 14:36.
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 ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1826" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2026 after 27 days on 28 August 2026 at 04:18.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 328 of Meeus index or 1281 from Brown series.
Length of current 328 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 53 minutes. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 25 July 2026 at 16:45 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2026 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 392 486 km (243 879 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 288 km (225 737 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 11:54 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 13 August 2026 at 09:56 in ♌ Leo.
At 11:54 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous South standstill on 26 July 2026 at 03:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.067°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.107° in the next northern standstill on 8 August 2026 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 12 August 2026 at 17:37 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.