Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 October 2025 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2025 | October 2025

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 23% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 13 October 2025 at 18:13.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1862"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1862" and ∠1925".

Beaver Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2025 after 20 days on 5 November 2025 at 13:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 318 / 1271

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 318 of Meeus index or 1271 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠127.7°

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°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 8 October 2025 at 12:36 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 October 2025 at 23:31 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 384 986 km

The Moon is 384 986 km (239 219 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 445 km (252 553 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 5 October 2025 at 09:20 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 October 2025 at 04:34 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 12 October 2025 at 03:30 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.550°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.457° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 October 2025 at 12:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 21 October 2025 at 12:25 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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