Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 January 2031 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | January 2031

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 31 December 2030 at 13:36.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2031 after 2 days on 8 January 2031 at 18:26.

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 383 / 1336

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 383 of Meeus index or 1336 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 383 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes. It is 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 384 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠5.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:00, this is 13 days after last perigee on 24 December 2030 at 10:09 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 January 2031 at 21:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 406 169 km

This apogee Moon is 406 169 km (252 382 mi) away from Earth. It is 761 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 540 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 5 January 2031 at 06:37 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 January 2031 at 08:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 05:22 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.889°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2031. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.824° in its southern standstill point on 20 January 2031 at 05:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 8 January 2031 at 18:26 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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