Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 March 2031 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | March 2031

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

Waxing Crescent 27% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 23 March 2031 at 03:49.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1922".

Pink Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2031 after 10 days on 7 April 2031 at 17:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 31 March 2031 at 00:32
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 7 April 2031 at 17:21
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2031 at 12:58
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 21 April 2031 at 16:57

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 386 / 1339

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 386 of Meeus index or 1339 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

Length of current 386 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 387 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠70.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠70.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠106.4°. 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

10 days after point of perigee on 17 March 2031 at 18:58 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 30 March 2031 at 15:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 403 334 km

Moon is 403 334 km (250 620 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 227 km (251 175 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 27 March 2031 at 14:22 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 April 2031 at 14:56 in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 15 March 2031 at 19:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.353°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.242° in the next northern standstill on 29 March 2031 at 04:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 7 April 2031 at 17:21 in ♎ Libra, 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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