Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 23 October 2025 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 21 October 2025 at 12:25.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2025 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 319 of Meeus index or 1272 from Brown series.
Length of current 319 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 22 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 23:31, this is 15 days after last perigee on 8 October 2025 at 12:36 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 5 November 2025 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 445 km (252 553 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 037 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 264 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 November 2025 at 17:46 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 12 October 2025 at 03:30 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.550°. Next 3 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 13 days on 5 November 2025 at 13:19 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.