Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 20 July 2025 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 13:52, this is 15 days after last apogee on 5 July 2025 at 02:29 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the 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 farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 15 July 2025 at 10:42 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 July 2025 at 08:30 in ♍ Virgo.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 9 July 2025 at 06:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.423°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.474° in the next northern standstill on 22 July 2025 at 09:43 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 24 July 2025 at 19:11 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.