Gibbous ♈ Aries
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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 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 28 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠94.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠129.9°.
6 days after point of apogee on 16 October 2026 at 22:56 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 October 2026 at 18:01 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 386 065 km (239 890 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 411 km (226 434 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 21 October 2026 at 08:53 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 November 2026 at 03:02 in ♌ Leo.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 16 October 2026 at 02:45 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.892°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.795° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 October 2026 at 17:40 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 days on 26 October 2026 at 04:12 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.