Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 28 March 2025 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 22 March 2025 at 11:30.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2025 after 15 days on 13 April 2025 at 00:22.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 311 of Meeus index or 1264 from Brown series.
Length of current 311 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 312 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠329.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠346.9°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 17 March 2025 at 16:37 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 March 2025 at 05:26 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 366 860 km (227 956 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 127 km (222 530 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 16:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 10 April 2025 at 19:56 in ♍ Virgo.
At 16:29 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous South standstill on 22 March 2025 at 06:47 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.719°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.696° in the next northern standstill on 3 April 2025 at 22:15 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 29 March 2025 at 10:58 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.