Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 April 2025 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 11% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 27 April 2025 at 19:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1945"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2025 after 12 days on 12 May 2025 at 16:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 4 May 2025 at 13:52
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 12 May 2025 at 16:56
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 20 May 2025 at 11:59
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 May 2025 at 03:02

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 313 / 1266

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 313 of Meeus index or 1266 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 31 minutes. It is 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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 56 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠2.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠17.8°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2025 at 16:15 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 May 2025 at 00:49 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 368 507 km

The Moon is 368 507 km (228 980 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 245 km (252 429 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 25 April 2025 at 02:23 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 May 2025 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 18 April 2025 at 13:24 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.630°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠28.573° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 May 2025 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 12 May 2025 at 16:56 in ♏ Scorpio 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.

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