Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 2 February 2025 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 29 January 2025 at 12:36.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2025 after 10 days on 12 February 2025 at 13:53.
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.
The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 310 of Meeus index or 1263 from Brown series.
Length of current 310 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer than next lunation 311 length.
Length of current synodic month is 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠305.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠329.3°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 02:43, this is 11 days after last apogee on 21 January 2025 at 04:55 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 February 2025 at 01:11 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 367 457 km (228 327 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 949 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 899 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 1 February 2025 at 22:06 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 February 2025 at 06:53 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 26 January 2025 at 13:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.534°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.599° in the next northern standstill on 8 February 2025 at 10:40 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 12 February 2025 at 13:53 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.