Quarter* ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2026 after 23 days on 24 December 2026 at 01:28.
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 21 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°.
4 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2026 at 20:58 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 11 December 2026 at 06:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 370 140 km (229 994 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 421 km (252 538 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 03:34 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 14 December 2026 at 13:04 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 26 November 2026 at 02:01 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.645°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.602° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 December 2026 at 15:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 8 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.