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Moon phase on 21 April 2025 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | April 2025

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 46% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 April 2025 at 01:36 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1877"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2025 after 21 days on 12 May 2025 at 16:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 27 April 2025 at 19:31
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 4 May 2025 at 13:52
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 12 May 2025 at 16:56
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 20 May 2025 at 11:59

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 13 April 2025 at 22:48 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 April 2025 at 16:15 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 381 904 km

Moon is 381 904 km (237 304 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 119 km (221 903 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 10 April 2025 at 19:56 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 April 2025 at 02:23 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 18 April 2025 at 13:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.630°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.573° in the next northern standstill on 1 May 2025 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 27 April 2025 at 19:31 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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