Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 March 2025 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day 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 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day 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 29 March 2025 at 10:58.

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 ∠25° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1921".

Pink Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2025 after 13 days on 13 April 2025 at 00:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 5 April 2025 at 02:15
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 13 April 2025 at 00:22
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 21 April 2025 at 01:36
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 27 April 2025 at 19:31

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 312 / 1265

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 312 of Meeus index or 1265 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 312 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 313 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠346.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠346.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 05:26, this is 12 days after last apogee on 17 March 2025 at 16:37 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 13 April 2025 at 22:48 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 358 127 km

This perigee Moon is 358 127 km (222 530 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 381 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 229 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 28 March 2025 at 16:29 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 10 April 2025 at 19:56 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

8 days after previous South standstill on 22 March 2025 at 06:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.719°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.696° in the next northern standstill on 3 April 2025 at 22:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 13 April 2025 at 00:22 in ♎ Libra, 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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