Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2025 after 12 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 3 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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 22 minutes. It is 34 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠156.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠181.4°.
1 day after point of apogee on 23 October 2025 at 23:31 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 November 2025 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 405 151 km (251 749 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 833 km (221 726 mi).
6 days after descending node on 18 October 2025 at 04:34 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 November 2025 at 17:46 in ♓ Pisces.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 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 2 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 12 days on 5 November 2025 at 13:19 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.