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Moon phase on 17 July 2025 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Aries.

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

Last Quarter 56% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 July 2025 at 00:38 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2025 after 22 days on 9 August 2025 at 07:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 9 August 2025 at 07:55

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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 apogee

12 days after point of apogee on 5 July 2025 at 02:29 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 20 July 2025 at 13:52 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 364 972 km

The Moon is 364 972 km (226 783 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 047 km (228 694 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 15 July 2025 at 10:42 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 July 2025 at 08:30 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 9 July 2025 at 06:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.423°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.474° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 July 2025 at 09:43 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 24 July 2025 at 19:11 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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