Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 4 September 2026 at 07:51.
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 ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2026 after 20 days on 26 September 2026 at 16:49.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
Moon is at perigee at 20:26. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 22 August 2026 at 08:20 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 19 September 2026 at 03:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 368 255 km (228 823 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 747 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 101 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after ascending node on 27 August 2026 at 18:47 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 9 September 2026 at 19:17 in ♌ Leo.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 5 September 2026 at 06:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.109°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.065° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 September 2026 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 4 days on 11 September 2026 at 03:27 in ♍ Virgo 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.