Quarter* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 September 2025 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 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 ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2025 after 8 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 6 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 26 September 2025 at 09:46 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 October 2025 at 12:36 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 402 726 km (250 242 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 819 km (223 581 mi).
7 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 October 2025 at 09:20 in ♓ Pisces.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 14 September 2025 at 21:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.630°. Next day 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 8 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.