Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 August 2025 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | August 2025

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 23 August 2025 at 06:06.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1819"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1898".

Harvest Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2025 after 14 days on 7 September 2025 at 18:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 317 / 1270

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 317 of Meeus index or 1270 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 317 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 318 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠93°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠93°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠127.7°. 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

9 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 August 2025 at 15:34 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 393 942 km

Moon is 393 942 km (244 784 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 552 km (251 377 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 15:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 7 September 2025 at 23:08 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 18 August 2025 at 15:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.585°. Next 8 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.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 7 September 2025 at 18:09 in ♓ Pisces, 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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