Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 August 2025 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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

Waxing Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 1 August 2025 at 12:41.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1795"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2025 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 1 August 2025 at 20:37 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 August 2025 at 18:01 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 399 243 km

Moon is 399 243 km (248 078 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 287 km (229 464 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 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 6 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

21 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 in southern standstill

At 13:37 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.534°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.585° in its northern standstill point on 18 August 2025 at 15:59 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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