Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 1 December 2026 at 06:09.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2026 after 16 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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
11 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 December 2026 at 06:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 400 037 km (248 571 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 421 km (252 538 mi).
7 days after descending node on 30 November 2026 at 03:34 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 December 2026 at 13:04 in ♒ Aquarius.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 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 2 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 1 day 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.