Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 February 2031 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | February 2031

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 7 days on 30 January 2031 at 07:43.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1788"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2031 after 1 day on 7 February 2031 at 12:46.

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 384 / 1337

The Moon is 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 384 of Meeus index or 1337 from Brown series.

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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 apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 2 February 2031 at 23:45 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 February 2031 at 00:35 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 400 853 km

Moon is 400 853 km (249 079 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 745 km (226 642 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 1 February 2031 at 09:25 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 February 2031 at 11:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

18 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 after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 2 February 2031 at 12:52 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.745°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.615° in the next southern standstill on 16 February 2031 at 13:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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.

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