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Moon phase on 29 September 2025 Monday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | September 2025

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 45% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 29 September 2025 at 23:54 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1792"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1916".

Hunter Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2025 after 7 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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

3 days 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 9 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 399 992 km

Moon is 399 992 km (248 544 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 819 km (223 581 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 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 5 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

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 06:09 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.599°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.550° in its northern standstill point on 12 October 2025 at 03:30 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 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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