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Moon phase on 18 June 2025 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 June 2025 at 19:19 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2025 after 22 days on 10 July 2025 at 20:37.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 7 June 2025 at 10:42 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2025 at 04:43 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 369 117 km (229 359 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 178 km (225 668 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 09:41 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 1 July 2025 at 03:46 in ♍ Virgo.
At 09:41 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous South standstill on 11 June 2025 at 23:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.394°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.402° in the next northern standstill on 25 June 2025 at 01:43 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 25 June 2025 at 10:31 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.