Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 April 2031 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | April 2031

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 14 April 2031 at 12:58.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1878"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1878" and ∠1910".

Flower Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2031 after 17 days on 7 May 2031 at 03:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 13 May 2031 at 19:07

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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

7 days 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 7 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 381 703 km

Moon is 381 703 km (237 179 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 758 km (251 505 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days 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 4 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

8 days 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 before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 12 April 2031 at 00:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.160°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.107° in the next northern standstill on 25 April 2031 at 12:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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