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Moon phase on 22 August 2025 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | August 2025

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 August 2025 at 06:06 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1897".

Harvest Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2025 after 16 days on 7 September 2025 at 18:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 316 / 1269

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.

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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°

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

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2025 at 18:01 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 August 2025 at 15:34 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 384 784 km

The Moon is 384 784 km (239 094 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 552 km (251 377 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 11 August 2025 at 14:53 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 August 2025 at 15:41 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

10 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

3 days since the previous standstill on 18 August 2025 at 15:59 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.585°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.623° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 September 2025 at 22:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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