Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 23 August 2025 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.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 first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2025 after 15 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 06:06 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 317 of Meeus index or 1270 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 48 minutes is the length of new lunation 317. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 318 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠93°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠127.7°. 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°).
8 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 August 2025 at 15:34 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 389 514 km (242 033 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 552 km (251 377 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 August 2025 at 15:41 in ♍ Virgo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 18 August 2025 at 15:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.585°. Next 9 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.