Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 May 2025 Friday is Waning Crescent, 25 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 18% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 20 May 2025 at 11:59.

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 ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2025 after 18 days on 11 June 2025 at 07:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 May 2025 at 03:02
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 3 June 2025 at 03:41
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 11 June 2025 at 07:44
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 18 June 2025 at 19:19

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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 11 May 2025 at 00:49 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 May 2025 at 01:37 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 364 970 km

Moon is 364 970 km (226 782 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 023 km (223 087 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 22 May 2025 at 08:05 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 4 June 2025 at 01:33 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 15 May 2025 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.484°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.442° in the next northern standstill on 28 May 2025 at 16:16 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 27 May 2025 at 03:02 in ♊ Gemini, 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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