Moon* ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 9 October 2026 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1870" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2026 after 16 days on 26 October 2026 at 04:12.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 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.
Length of current 330 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 23 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter than next lunation 331 length.
Length of current synodic month is 21 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 48 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠61.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠94.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
7 days after point of perigee on 1 October 2026 at 20:41 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 October 2026 at 22:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 383 312 km (238 179 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 639 km (251 431 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 7 October 2026 at 01:19 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 October 2026 at 08:53 in ♒ Aquarius.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 2 October 2026 at 11:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.989°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.892° in the next southern standstill on 16 October 2026 at 02:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 10 October 2026 at 15:50 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.