Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 3 October 2026 at 13:25.
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 ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2026 after 18 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
5 days after point of perigee on 1 October 2026 at 20:41 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 October 2026 at 22:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 374 078 km (232 441 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 639 km (251 431 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 01:19 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 21 October 2026 at 08:53 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 2 October 2026 at 11:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.989°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.892° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 October 2026 at 02:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 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.