Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 August 2025 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Cancer.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2025 | August 2025

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

Waning Crescent 16% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 16 August 2025 at 05:12.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1931"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2025 after 19 days on 7 September 2025 at 18:09.

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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 316 of Meeus index or 1269 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

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 perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2025 at 18:01 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 29 August 2025 at 15:34 in ♏ Scorpio.

Previous perigeeNext apogee

Distance to Moon 371 253 km

Moon is 371 253 km (230 686 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 552 km (251 377 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 11 August 2025 at 14:53 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 August 2025 at 15:41 in ♍ Virgo.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 18 August 2025 at 15:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.585°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.623° in the next southern standstill on 1 September 2025 at 22:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 23 August 2025 at 06:06 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page