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Moon phase on 18 October 2025 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 13 October 2025 at 18:13.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1819"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1926".

Beaver Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2025 after 18 days on 5 November 2025 at 13:19.

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 8 October 2025 at 12:36 in ♉ Taurus. 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 23 October 2025 at 23:31 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 394 009 km

Moon is 394 009 km (244 826 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 445 km (252 553 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 04:34 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 1 November 2025 at 17:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

13 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 12 October 2025 at 03:30 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.550°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.457° in the next southern standstill on 26 October 2025 at 12:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 21 October 2025 at 12:25 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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