Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 2 July 2025 at 19:30.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2025 after 5 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
Moon is at apogee at 02:29. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 23 June 2025 at 04:43 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 20 July 2025 at 13:52 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 627 km (251 424 mi) away from Earth. It is 781 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 082 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after descending node on 1 July 2025 at 03:46 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 15 July 2025 at 10:42 in ♓ Pisces.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 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 3 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 5 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.