Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 29 September 2025 at 23:54.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2025 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 318 of Meeus index or 1271 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 16 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠127.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠156.8°.
8 days after point of apogee on 26 September 2025 at 09:46 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 October 2025 at 12:36 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 377 760 km (234 729 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 819 km (223 581 mi).
13 days after descending node on 20 September 2025 at 23:13 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 October 2025 at 09:20 in ♓ Pisces.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 29 September 2025 at 06:09 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.599°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.550° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 October 2025 at 03:30 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 days on 7 October 2025 at 03:47 in ♈ Aries 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.