Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 20 August 2026 at 02:46.
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 first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2026 after 2 days on 28 August 2026 at 04:18.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 329 of Meeus index or 1282 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 50 minutes. It is 2 hours and 33 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 2 hours and 54 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 15 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠36.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠61.3°.
3 days after point of apogee on 22 August 2026 at 08:20 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 September 2026 at 20:26 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 401 439 km (249 443 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 255 km (228 823 mi).
12 days after descending node on 13 August 2026 at 09:56 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 August 2026 at 18:47 in ♒ Aquarius.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 22 August 2026 at 10:59 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.123°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.109° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 September 2026 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 days on 28 August 2026 at 04:18 in ♓ Pisces 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.