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Moon phase on 24 May 2025 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 20 May 2025 at 11:59.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2025 after 17 days on 11 June 2025 at 07:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 May 2025 at 03:02
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 3 June 2025 at 03:41
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 11 June 2025 at 07:44
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 18 June 2025 at 19:19

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 26 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.

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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 apogee

13 days after point of apogee on 11 May 2025 at 00:49 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 May 2025 at 01:37 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 363 566 km

The Moon is 363 566 km (225 909 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 023 km (223 087 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 22 May 2025 at 08:05 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 June 2025 at 01:33 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

2 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

8 days since the previous standstill on 15 May 2025 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.484°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.442° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 May 2025 at 16:16 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 27 May 2025 at 03:02 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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