Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 11 May 2025 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 4 May 2025 at 13:52.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2025 after 1 day on 12 May 2025 at 16:56.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 313 of Meeus index or 1266 from Brown series.
Length of current 313 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 31 minutes. It is 2 minutes longer than next lunation 314 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠17.8°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 00:49, this is 13 days after last perigee on 27 April 2025 at 16:15 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 May 2025 at 01:37 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 245 km (252 429 mi) away from Earth. It is 837 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 464 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 7 May 2025 at 23:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 May 2025 at 08:05 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 1 May 2025 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.573°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.484° in the next southern standstill on 15 May 2025 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 12 May 2025 at 16:56 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.