Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
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.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2025 after 7 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 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.
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°).
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.
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°.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.