Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 31 May 2025 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days 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 passing about ∠9° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1869" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2025 after 10 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 5 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.
Length of current 314 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 next lunation 315 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠17.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36.2°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2025 at 01:37 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 June 2025 at 10:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 383 454 km (238 267 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 553 km (251 999 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 22 May 2025 at 08:05 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 June 2025 at 01:33 in ♍ Virgo.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 28 May 2025 at 16:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.442°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.394° in the next southern standstill on 11 June 2025 at 23:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 days on 11 June 2025 at 07:44 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.