Waxing Gibbous Moon
Waxing Gibbous MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Waxing Gibbous in Aries

Waxing Gibbous on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 98% and growing larger. Lunar cycle is 13 days young.

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.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 29 October 2025 at 16:21.

Beaver Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2025 after 1 day on 5 November 2025 at 13:19.

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1935".

Lunation 319 / 1272

The Moon is 13 days young and navigating from the first to the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 319 of Meeus index or 1272 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.77 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 22 minutes and it is 34 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit 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 details for

True anomaly ∠156.8°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠156.8° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠181.4°.

Moon before perigee

11 days since 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 day until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 November 2025 at 22:29 in ♉ Taurus.

Distance to Moon 365 318 km

The Moon is 365 318 km (226 998 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 833 km (221 726 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 1 November 2025 at 17:46 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 14 November 2025 at 06:38 in ♍ Virgo.

Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the last southern 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 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.387° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 November 2025 at 11:41 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♓ Pisces the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov