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Moon phase on 29 October 2025 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | October 2025

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

First Quarter 48% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 29 October 2025 at 16:21 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1836"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1932".

Beaver Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2025 after 7 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 319 / 1272

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 319 of Meeus index or 1272 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.77 days

Length of current 319 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 22 minutes. It is 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 320 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠156.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠156.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠181.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 23 October 2025 at 23:31 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 November 2025 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 390 486 km

Moon is 390 486 km (242 637 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 833 km (221 726 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 18 October 2025 at 04:34 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 November 2025 at 17:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

24 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 after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 26 October 2025 at 12:50 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.457°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.387° in the next northern standstill on 8 November 2025 at 11:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 5 November 2025 at 13:19 in ♉ Taurus, 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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