Crescent ♎ Libra
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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 ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2025 after 18 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 26 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.
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°.
9 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 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 October 2025 at 23:31 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 394 009 km (244 826 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 445 km (252 553 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 04:34 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 1 November 2025 at 17:46 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
6 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 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.457° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 October 2025 at 12:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 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.