Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 1 November 2026 at 20:28.
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 ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2026 after 21 days on 24 November 2026 at 14:53.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
5 days after point of perigee on 28 October 2026 at 18:01 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 November 2026 at 17:50 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 372 104 km (231 215 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 619 km (252 040 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 03:02 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 17 November 2026 at 11:49 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.
4 days since the previous standstill on 29 October 2026 at 17:40 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.795°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.697° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 November 2026 at 09:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 5 days on 9 November 2026 at 07:02 in ♏ Scorpio 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.