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Moon phase on 5 May 2025 Monday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | May 2025

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 59% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 4 May 2025 at 13:52 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1833"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1833" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2025 after 7 days on 12 May 2025 at 16:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 3 June 2025 at 03:41

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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before perigee

7 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 5 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 391 071 km

The Moon is 391 071 km (243 000 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 245 km (252 429 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 25 April 2025 at 02:23 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 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

10 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 after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 1 May 2025 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.573°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.484° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 May 2025 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 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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