Crescent ♉ Taurus
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 29 March 2025 at 10:58.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2025 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 312 of Meeus index or 1265 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠346.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠2.3°.
Moon is at perigee at 05:26. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 17 March 2025 at 16:37 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 13 April 2025 at 22:48 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 358 127 km (222 530 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 381 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 229 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after ascending node on 28 March 2025 at 16:29 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 April 2025 at 19:56 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 22 March 2025 at 06:47 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.719°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.696° at the point of next northern standstill on 3 April 2025 at 22:15 in ♊ Gemini.
In 13 days on 13 April 2025 at 00:22 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.