Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 26 September 2026 at 16:49.
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 about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2026 after 24 days on 26 October 2026 at 04:12.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 330 of Meeus index or 1283 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 23 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 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 21 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 48 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠61.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠94.5°.
Moon is at perigee at 20:41. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 19 September 2026 at 03:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 16 October 2026 at 22:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 369 338 km (229 496 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 830 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 018 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after ascending node on 24 September 2026 at 02:40 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 October 2026 at 01:19 in ♌ Leo.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 18 September 2026 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.065°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠27.989° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 October 2026 at 11:35 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 10 October 2026 at 15:50 in ♎ Libra 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.