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Moon phase on 21 July 2025 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 14% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 18 July 2025 at 00:38.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2025 after 18 days on 9 August 2025 at 07:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 16 August 2025 at 05:12

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 25 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.

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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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 20 July 2025 at 13:52 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 August 2025 at 20:37 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 366 321 km

The Moon is 366 321 km (227 621 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 164 km (251 136 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 15 July 2025 at 10:42 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 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

6 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

12 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.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 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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