Crescent ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 18 July 2025 at 00:38.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2025 after 19 days on 9 August 2025 at 07:55.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee at 13:52. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 5 July 2025 at 02:29 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 1 August 2025 at 20:37 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 368 047 km (228 694 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 539 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 309 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after ascending node on 15 July 2025 at 10:42 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 July 2025 at 08:30 in ♍ Virgo.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠28.474° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 July 2025 at 09:43 in ♊ Gemini.
In 4 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.