Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 23 October 2026 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 18 October 2026 at 16:13.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2026 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 331 of Meeus index or 1284 from Brown series.
Length of current 331 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 332 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠94.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.9°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 16 October 2026 at 22:56 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2026 at 18:01 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 386 065 km (239 890 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 411 km (226 434 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 21 October 2026 at 08:53 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 November 2026 at 03:02 in ♌ Leo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 16 October 2026 at 02:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.892°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.795° in the next northern standstill on 29 October 2026 at 17:40 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 26 October 2026 at 04:12 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.