Crescent ♈ Aries
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* 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 ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2025 after 21 days on 10 July 2025 at 20:37.
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 22 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.
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°.
12 days after point of apogee on 7 June 2025 at 10:42 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 June 2025 at 04:43 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 366 148 km (227 514 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 178 km (225 668 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 18 June 2025 at 09:41 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 July 2025 at 03:46 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 11 June 2025 at 23:54 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.394°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.402° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 June 2025 at 01:43 in ♊ Gemini.
In 5 days on 25 June 2025 at 10:31 in ♋ Cancer 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.