Moon* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 22 August 2025 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2025 after 16 days on 7 September 2025 at 18:09.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 19:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 316 of Meeus index or 1269 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes is the length of new lunation 316. 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°).
7 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 August 2025 at 15:34 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 384 784 km (239 094 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 552 km (251 377 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 August 2025 at 15:41 in ♍ Virgo.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 18 August 2025 at 15:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.585°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.623° in the next southern standstill on 1 September 2025 at 22:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.