Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 26 September 2025 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days 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 ∠25° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2025 after 10 days on 7 October 2025 at 03:47.
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.
The Moon is 4 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 09:46, this is 15 days after last perigee on 10 September 2025 at 12:09 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 8 October 2025 at 12:36 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 405 552 km (251 998 mi) away from Earth. It is 144 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 157 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 October 2025 at 09:20 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 14 September 2025 at 21:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.630°. Next 2 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 10 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.