Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 November 2025 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | November 2025

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 12 November 2025 at 05:28.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1942".

Cold Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2025 after 16 days on 4 December 2025 at 23:14.

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 319 / 1272

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 5 November 2025 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 November 2025 at 02:48 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 282 km

Moon is 404 282 km (251 209 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 693 km (252 707 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 14 November 2025 at 06:38 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 November 2025 at 21:33 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

16 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 8 November 2025 at 11:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.387°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.295° in the next southern standstill on 22 November 2025 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 20 November 2025 at 06:47 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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