Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 8 October 2025 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 7 October 2025 at 03:47.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2025 after 28 days on 5 November 2025 at 13:19.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on this date at 12:36, this is 12 days after last apogee on 26 September 2025 at 09:46 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 October 2025 at 23:31 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 359 819 km (223 581 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 689 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 537 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 5 October 2025 at 09:20 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 October 2025 at 04:34 in ♍ Virgo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 29 September 2025 at 06:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.599°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.550° in the next northern standstill on 12 October 2025 at 03:30 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 21 October 2025 at 12:25 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.