Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 27 May 2025 at 03:02.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2025 after 13 days on 11 June 2025 at 07:44.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 314 of Meeus index or 1267 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2025. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠17.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠36.2°.
2 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2025 at 01:37 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 June 2025 at 10:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 369 854 km (229 817 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 553 km (251 999 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 22 May 2025 at 08:05 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 June 2025 at 01:33 in ♍ Virgo.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 16:16 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.442°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.394° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 11 June 2025 at 23:54.
In 13 days on 11 June 2025 at 07:44 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.