Moon* ♓ Pisces
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1817" and ∠1899".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2026.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°.
5 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 September 2026 at 20:26 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 394 515 km (245 140 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 255 km (228 823 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 18:47 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 9 September 2026 at 19:17 in ♌ Leo.
At 18:47 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
5 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 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.109° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 September 2026 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.