Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 July 2025 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1920"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2025 after 16 days on 9 August 2025 at 07:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 315 / 1268

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.

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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

2 days 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 9 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 373 237 km

The Moon is 373 237 km (231 919 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 164 km (251 136 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 15 July 2025 at 10:42 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 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

8 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 after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 22 July 2025 at 09:43 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.474°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.534° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 August 2025 at 13:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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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