Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 June 2025 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 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 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 18 June 2025 at 19:19.

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 ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2025 after 20 days on 10 July 2025 at 20:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 25 June 2025 at 10:31
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 2 July 2025 at 19:30
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 10 July 2025 at 20:37
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 18 July 2025 at 00:38

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 314 / 1267

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 314 of Meeus index or 1267 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 314 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2025. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 315 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠17.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠17.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36.2°. 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

13 days after point of apogee on 7 June 2025 at 10:42 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 23 June 2025 at 04:43 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 173 km

Moon is 364 173 km (226 287 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 178 km (225 668 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 18 June 2025 at 09:41 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 July 2025 at 03:46 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

2 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

8 days after previous South standstill on 11 June 2025 at 23:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.394°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.402° in the next northern standstill on 25 June 2025 at 01:43 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 25 June 2025 at 10:31 in ♋ Cancer, 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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