Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 April 2025 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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

Waxing Crescent 11% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 27 April 2025 at 19:31.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1945"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 12 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 May 2025 at 03:02

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 313 / 1266

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 313 of Meeus index or 1266 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 313 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 31 minutes. It is 2 minutes longer than next lunation 314 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠17.8°. 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2025 at 16:15 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 May 2025 at 00:49 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 368 507 km

Moon is 368 507 km (228 980 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 245 km (252 429 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days 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 7 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

5 days 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 18 April 2025 at 13:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.630°. Next day 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 12 days

After 12 days on 12 May 2025 at 16:56 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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