Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 18 August 2025 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 16 August 2025 at 05:12.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2025 after 20 days on 7 September 2025 at 18:09.
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.
The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 316 of Meeus index or 1269 from Brown series.
Length of current 316 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 317 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠60.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠93°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2025 at 18:01 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 August 2025 at 15:34 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 367 796 km (228 538 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 552 km (251 377 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 11 August 2025 at 14:53 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 August 2025 at 15:41 in ♍ Virgo.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 15:59 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.585°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.623° in its southern standstill point on 1 September 2025 at 22:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 23 August 2025 at 06:06 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.