Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 February 2025 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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

Waning Gibbous 70% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 12 February 2025 at 13:53.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1941".

Snow Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2025 after 23 days on 14 March 2025 at 06:55.

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 310 / 1263

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 310 of Meeus index or 1263 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠305.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠305.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠329.3°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 01:11. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 2 February 2025 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 1 March 2025 at 21:18 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 882 km

This apogee Moon is 404 882 km (251 582 mi) away from Earth. It is 526 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 827 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 15 February 2025 at 06:53 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2025 at 05:40 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 8 February 2025 at 10:40 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.599°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.673° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 February 2025 at 22:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 28 February 2025 at 00:45 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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