Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 September 2025 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | September 2025

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

Waxing Crescent 27% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 21 September 2025 at 19:54.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1915".

Hunter Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2025 after 9 days on 7 October 2025 at 03:47.

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 318 / 1271

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 318 of Meeus index or 1271 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 318 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 319 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠127.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠127.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠156.8°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 26 September 2025 at 09:46 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 October 2025 at 12:36 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 555 km

Moon is 404 555 km (251 379 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 819 km (223 581 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 20 September 2025 at 23:13 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 October 2025 at 09:20 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

19 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

12 days after previous North standstill on 14 September 2025 at 21:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.630°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.599° in the next southern standstill on 29 September 2025 at 06:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 7 October 2025 at 03:47 in ♈ Aries, 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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