Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 April 2025 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 21 April 2025 at 01:36.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1906".

Flower Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2025 after 16 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

12 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 day, 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 363 987 km

Moon is 363 987 km (226 171 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 119 km (221 903 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 25 April 2025 at 02:23 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 7 May 2025 at 23:44 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 18 April 2025 at 13:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.630°. Next 4 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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