Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 July 2025 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 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 first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2025 after 1 day on 10 July 2025 at 20:37.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 13 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.
Length of current 315 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 40 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 316 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠60.5°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 5 July 2025 at 02:29 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 July 2025 at 13:52 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 397 293 km (246 866 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 047 km (228 694 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 1 July 2025 at 03:46 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 July 2025 at 10:42 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 06:03 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.423°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.474° in its northern standstill point on 22 July 2025 at 09:43 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 10 July 2025 at 20:37 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.