Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 April 2031 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | April 2031

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 21 April 2031 at 16:57.

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 ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1783"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1908".

Flower Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2031 after 12 days on 7 May 2031 at 03:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 21 May 2031 at 07:17

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 387 / 1340

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 387 of Meeus index or 1340 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 387 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 20 minutes. It is 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 388 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠106.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠106.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠139.8°. 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

12 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 2 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 401 973 km

Moon is 401 973 km (249 774 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 758 km (251 505 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 23 April 2031 at 20:23 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 7 May 2031 at 22:55 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, 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 12 April 2031 at 00:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.160°. Next day 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 12 days

After 12 days on 7 May 2031 at 03:40 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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