Gibbous ♈ Aries
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 28 November 2025 at 06:59 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2025 after 5 days on 4 December 2025 at 23:14.
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.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 320 of Meeus index or 1273 from Brown series.
Length of current 320 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2025. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 321 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠181.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠207°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 20 November 2025 at 02:48 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 December 2025 at 11:06 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 374 321 km (232 592 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 962 km (221 806 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 28 November 2025 at 21:33 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 December 2025 at 07:35 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 22 November 2025 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.295°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.263° in the next northern standstill on 5 December 2025 at 21:51 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 4 December 2025 at 23:14 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.