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Moon phase on 3 July 2025 Thursday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | July 2025

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 57% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 2 July 2025 at 19:30 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2025 after 7 days on 10 July 2025 at 20:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 10 July 2025 at 20:37
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 18 July 2025 at 00:38
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 24 July 2025 at 19:11
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 1 August 2025 at 12:41

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 315 / 1268

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 315 of Meeus index or 1268 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 40 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 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 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠36.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠36.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠60.5°.

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2025 at 04:43 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 July 2025 at 02:29 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 403 890 km

The Moon is 403 890 km (250 966 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 627 km (251 424 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 1 July 2025 at 03:46 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 15 July 2025 at 10:42 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 25 June 2025 at 01:43 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.402°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.423° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 July 2025 at 06:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 10 July 2025 at 20:37 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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