Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 September 2025 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Leo.

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

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 14 September 2025 at 10:33.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1851"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1911".

Hunter Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2025 after 17 days on 7 October 2025 at 03:47.

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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 10 September 2025 at 12:09 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 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 September 2025 at 09:46 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 387 226 km

The Moon is 387 226 km (240 611 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 552 km (251 998 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 7 September 2025 at 23:08 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 20 September 2025 at 23:13 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

11 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

4 days since the previous standstill on 14 September 2025 at 21:23 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.630°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.599° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 September 2025 at 06:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 21 September 2025 at 19:54 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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