Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 11 December 2025 at 20:52.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2026 after 16 days on 3 January 2026 at 10:03.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 320 of Meeus index or 1273 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2025. It is 47 minutes longer 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 6 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 51 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠181.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠207°.
Moon is at apogee at 06:09. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 4 December 2025 at 11:06 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 1 January 2026 at 21:43 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 406 324 km (252 478 mi) away from Earth. It is 916 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 385 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after descending node on 11 December 2025 at 07:35 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 25 December 2025 at 22:03 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 5 December 2025 at 21:51 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.263°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.233° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 December 2025 at 23:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 days on 20 December 2025 at 01:43 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.