Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 April 2031 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | April 2031

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

Waning Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 7 April 2031 at 17:21.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2031 after 24 days on 7 May 2031 at 03:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2031 at 12:58
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 21 April 2031 at 16:57
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 29 April 2031 at 19:19
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 7 May 2031 at 03:40

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 386 / 1339

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 11 April 2031 at 19:13 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 April 2031 at 10:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 668 km

Moon is 363 668 km (225 973 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 758 km (251 505 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 10 April 2031 at 14:56 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 April 2031 at 20:23 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 00:31 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.160°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.107° in its northern standstill point on 25 April 2031 at 12:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 21 April 2031 at 16:57 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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