Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 November 2025 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 29 October 2025 at 16:21.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1948"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1935".

Beaver Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2025 after 2 days on 5 November 2025 at 13:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 319 / 1272

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 319 of Meeus index or 1272 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.77 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠156.8°

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°.

Moon before apogee

10 days 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 November 2025 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 368 044 km

The Moon is 368 044 km (228 692 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 833 km (221 726 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 1 November 2025 at 17:46 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 14 November 2025 at 06:38 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 26 October 2025 at 12:50 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.457°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.387° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 November 2025 at 11:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 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.

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