Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 February 2031 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | February 2031

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

Waxing Crescent 44% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 21 February 2031 at 15:49.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1781"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2031 after 8 days on 9 March 2031 at 04:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 1 March 2031 at 04:02
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 9 March 2031 at 04:30
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 16 March 2031 at 06:36
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 23 March 2031 at 03:49

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 385 / 1338

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 385 of Meeus index or 1338 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 385 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 386 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠41.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠41.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠70.3°. 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 before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 19 February 2031 at 00:35 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 March 2031 at 18:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 402 534 km

Moon is 402 534 km (250 123 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 533 km (251 365 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 11:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 14 March 2031 at 11:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 16 February 2031 at 13:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.615°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.491° in the next northern standstill on 1 March 2031 at 20:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 9 March 2031 at 04:30 in ♍ Virgo, 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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