Gibbous ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 9 August 2025 at 07:55.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1924" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2025 after 27 days on 7 September 2025 at 18:09.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 316 of Meeus index or 1269 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
9 days 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 August 2025 at 18:01 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 372 614 km (231 532 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 287 km (229 464 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 14:53 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 24 August 2025 at 15:41 in ♍ Virgo.
At 14:53 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
5 days since the previous standstill on 5 August 2025 at 13:37 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.534°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.585° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 August 2025 at 15:59 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 days on 23 August 2025 at 06:06 in ♍ Virgo 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.