Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 23 July 2025 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 about ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2025 after 16 days on 9 August 2025 at 07:55.
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 28 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 20 July 2025 at 13:52 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 August 2025 at 20:37 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 373 237 km (231 919 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 164 km (251 136 mi).
8 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 July 2025 at 08:30 in ♍ Virgo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 22 July 2025 at 09:43 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.474°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.534° in the next southern standstill on 5 August 2025 at 13:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day 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.