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Moon phase on 2 August 2025 Saturday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | August 2025

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 59% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 1 August 2025 at 12:41 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2025 after 6 days on 9 August 2025 at 07:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 316 / 1269

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 316 of Meeus index or 1269 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 53 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 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 20 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠60.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠60.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠93°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 1 August 2025 at 20:37 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 August 2025 at 18:01 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 405 326 km

The Moon is 405 326 km (251 858 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 287 km (229 464 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 28 July 2025 at 08:30 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 August 2025 at 14:53 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days 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 3 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 6 days

In 6 days on 9 August 2025 at 07:55 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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