Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 25 April 2025 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 21 April 2025 at 01:36.
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 first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2025 after 17 days on 12 May 2025 at 16:56.
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.
The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 312 of Meeus index or 1265 from Brown series.
Length of current 312 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 313 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠346.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
11 days after point of apogee on 13 April 2025 at 22:48 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 April 2025 at 16:15 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 365 876 km (227 345 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 119 km (221 903 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 02:23 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 7 May 2025 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo.
At 02:23 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous South standstill on 18 April 2025 at 13:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.630°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.573° in the next northern standstill on 1 May 2025 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 27 April 2025 at 19:31 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.