Crescent ♓ Pisces
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 9 December 2026 at 00:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2026 after 9 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠159.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠184.3°.
3 days after point of apogee on 11 December 2026 at 06:46 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 December 2026 at 08:30 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 399 763 km (248 401 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 650 km (221 612 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 13:04 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 27 December 2026 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo.
At 13:04 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
4 days since the previous standstill on 9 December 2026 at 15:27 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.602°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.620° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 December 2026 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 24 December 2026 at 01:28 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.