Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 February 2025 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | February 2025

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 30% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 29 January 2025 at 12:36.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2025 after 9 days on 12 February 2025 at 13:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 310 / 1263

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 310 of Meeus index or 1263 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 310 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer than next lunation 311 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠305.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠305.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠329.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 2 February 2025 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 February 2025 at 01:11 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 363 348 km

Moon is 363 348 km (225 774 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 882 km (251 582 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 1 February 2025 at 22:06 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 February 2025 at 06:53 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 26 January 2025 at 13:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.534°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.599° in the next northern standstill on 8 February 2025 at 10:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 12 February 2025 at 13:53 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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