Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 23 June 2025 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 18 June 2025 at 19:19.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2025 after 17 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 27 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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:43, this is 15 days after last apogee on 7 June 2025 at 10:42 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 July 2025 at 02:29 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 363 178 km (225 668 mi) away from Earth. It is 670 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 178 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 18 June 2025 at 09:41 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 July 2025 at 03:46 in ♍ Virgo.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 11 June 2025 at 23:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.394°. Next day 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 1 day 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.