Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2026 after 14 days on 24 December 2026 at 01:28.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 00:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 333 of Meeus index or 1286 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 33 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2026. It is 1 minute longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 14 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠159.4°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠184.3°.
13 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 December 2026 at 06:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 404 495 km (251 342 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 421 km (252 538 mi).
9 days after descending node on 30 November 2026 at 03:34 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 December 2026 at 13:04 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 15:27 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.602°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2026. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.620° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 23 December 2026 at 12:33.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.