Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 March 2025 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 28 February 2025 at 00:45.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2025 after 12 days on 14 March 2025 at 06:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 6 March 2025 at 16:32
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 14 March 2025 at 06:55
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 22 March 2025 at 11:30
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 29 March 2025 at 10:58

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 311 / 1264

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 311 of Meeus index or 1264 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 311 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 312 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠329.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠329.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠346.9°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:18, this is 11 days after last apogee on 18 February 2025 at 01:11 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 March 2025 at 16:37 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 361 967 km

This perigee Moon is 361 967 km (224 916 mi) away from Earth. It is 541 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 389 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 05:40 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 14 March 2025 at 13:45 in ♍ Virgo.

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New draconic month

At 05:40 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 22 February 2025 at 22:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.673°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.710° in the next northern standstill on 7 March 2025 at 15:56 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 14 March 2025 at 06:55 in ♍ Virgo, 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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