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Moon phase on 12 December 2025 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | December 2025

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

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 December 2025 at 20:52 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1820"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1949".

Wolf Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2026 after 21 days on 3 January 2026 at 10:03.

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 320 / 1273

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 320 of Meeus index or 1273 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

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.

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠181.4°

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°).

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 4 December 2025 at 11:06 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 December 2025 at 06:09 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 393 741 km

Moon is 393 741 km (244 659 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 324 km (252 478 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 11 December 2025 at 07:35 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 December 2025 at 22:03 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

13 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 northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 5 December 2025 at 21:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.263°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.233° in the next southern standstill on 19 December 2025 at 23:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 20 December 2025 at 01:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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