Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 23 September 2025 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 21 September 2025 at 19:54.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2025 after 13 days on 7 October 2025 at 03:47.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 318 of Meeus index or 1271 from Brown series.
Length of current 318 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 319 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠127.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠156.8°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 10 September 2025 at 12:09 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 September 2025 at 09:46 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 402 290 km (249 971 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 552 km (251 998 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 20 September 2025 at 23:13 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 October 2025 at 09:20 in ♓ Pisces.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 14 September 2025 at 21:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.630°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.599° in the next southern standstill on 29 September 2025 at 06:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 7 October 2025 at 03:47 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.