Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 1 December 2026 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 1 December 2026 at 06:09 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2026 after 22 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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 332 of Meeus index or 1285 from Brown series.
Length of current 332 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 333 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠129.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠159.4°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2026 at 20:58 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 December 2026 at 06:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 374 142 km (232 481 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 421 km (252 538 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 30 November 2026 at 03:34 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 December 2026 at 13:04 in ♒ Aquarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 26 November 2026 at 02:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.645°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.602° in the next southern standstill on 9 December 2026 at 15:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 9 December 2026 at 00:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.