Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 17 October 2025 Friday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 13 October 2025 at 18:13.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1839" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2025 after 19 days on 5 November 2025 at 13:19.
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 25 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.
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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 8 October 2025 at 12:36 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 October 2025 at 23:31 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 389 659 km (242 123 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 445 km (252 553 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 October 2025 at 04:34 in ♍ Virgo.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 12 October 2025 at 03:30 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.550°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.457° in the next southern standstill on 26 October 2025 at 12:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 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.