Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 22 May 2025 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 20 May 2025 at 11:59.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2025 after 19 days on 11 June 2025 at 07:44.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 11 May 2025 at 00:49 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 May 2025 at 01:37 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 367 478 km (228 340 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 023 km (223 087 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 08:05 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 4 June 2025 at 01:33 in ♍ Virgo.
At 08:05 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous South standstill on 15 May 2025 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.484°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.442° in the next northern standstill on 28 May 2025 at 16:16 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 27 May 2025 at 03:02 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.