Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2026.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°.
Moon is at perigee at 08:30. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 11 December 2026 at 06:46 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 7 January 2027 at 08:10 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 356 650 km (221 612 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2026. It is 5 858 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 225 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after ascending node on 14 December 2026 at 13:04 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 December 2026 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 23 December 2026 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.620°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.636° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 January 2027 at 20:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.