Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 August 2025 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 34% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 23 August 2025 at 06:06.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2025 after 9 days on 7 September 2025 at 18:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 317 / 1270

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 317 of Meeus index or 1270 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠93°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠93°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠127.7°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 15:34. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 14 August 2025 at 18:01 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 10 September 2025 at 12:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 552 km

This apogee Moon is 404 552 km (251 377 mi) away from Earth. It is 856 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 157 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 24 August 2025 at 15:41 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 September 2025 at 23:08 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 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 3 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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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 7 September 2025 at 18:09 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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