Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 24 November 2026 at 14:53.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2026 after 28 days on 24 December 2026 at 01:28.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 332 of Meeus index or 1285 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 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 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠129.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠159.4°.
Moon is at perigee at 20:58. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 13 November 2026 at 17:50 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 11 December 2026 at 06:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 359 348 km (223 288 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 160 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 008 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after ascending node on 17 November 2026 at 11:49 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 November 2026 at 03:34 in ♌ Leo.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
13 days since the previous standstill on 12 November 2026 at 09:40 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.697°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠27.645° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 November 2026 at 02:01 in ♊ Gemini.
In 13 days on 9 December 2026 at 00:52 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.