Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 January 2031 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Pisces.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2031 | January 2031

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

Waxing Crescent 7% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 23 January 2031 at 04:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1908"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2031 after 13 days on 7 February 2031 at 12:46.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 384 / 1337

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 384 of Meeus index or 1337 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 384 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 385 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠21.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠41.9°. 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 21 January 2031 at 21:41 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 February 2031 at 23:45 in ♊ Gemini.

Previous perigeeNext apogee

Distance to Moon 375 700 km

Moon is 375 700 km (233 449 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 416 km (251 914 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 19 January 2031 at 08:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 February 2031 at 09:25 in ♊ Gemini.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

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

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 20 January 2031 at 05:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.824°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.745° in the next northern standstill on 2 February 2031 at 12:52 in ♊ Gemini.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 7 February 2031 at 12:46 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page