Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 21 October 2025 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2025 after 15 days on 5 November 2025 at 13:19.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 12:25 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 319 of Meeus index or 1272 from Brown series.
29 days, 18 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 319. It is 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 320 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠156.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠181.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
12 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 October 2025 at 23:31 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 403 387 km (250 653 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 445 km (252 553 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 18 October 2025 at 04:34 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 November 2025 at 17:46 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 12 October 2025 at 03:30 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.550°. Next 5 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.