Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 July 2025 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Libra.

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

Waxing Crescent 40% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 24 July 2025 at 19:11.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2025 after 8 days on 9 August 2025 at 07:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 316 / 1269

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 316 of Meeus index or 1269 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 316 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 317 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠60.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠60.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠93°. 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 apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 20 July 2025 at 13:52 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 August 2025 at 20:37 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 512 km

Moon is 404 512 km (251 352 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 164 km (251 136 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 28 July 2025 at 08:30 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 August 2025 at 14:53 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

16 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 before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 22 July 2025 at 09:43 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.474°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.534° in the next southern standstill on 5 August 2025 at 13:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 9 August 2025 at 07:55 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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