Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 June 2025 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 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 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 18 June 2025 at 19:19.

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 passing about ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2025 after 20 days on 10 July 2025 at 20:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 25 June 2025 at 10:31
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 2 July 2025 at 19:30
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 10 July 2025 at 20:37
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 18 July 2025 at 00:38

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 314 / 1267

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 314 of Meeus index or 1267 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠17.8°

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°.

Moon before apogee

13 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 June 2025 at 04:43 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 173 km

The Moon is 364 173 km (226 287 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 178 km (225 668 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 18 June 2025 at 09:41 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 1 July 2025 at 03:46 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 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 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.402° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 June 2025 at 01:43 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 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.

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