Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 April 2031 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Cancer.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2031 | April 2031

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

Waxing Crescent 29% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1906".

Flower Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2031 after 9 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 5 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.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:30, this is 15 days after last perigee on 11 April 2031 at 19:13 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2031 at 07:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Previous perigeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 404 758 km

This apogee Moon is 404 758 km (251 505 mi) away from Earth. It is 650 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 951 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 May 2031 at 22:55 in ♏ Scorpio.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 25 April 2031 at 12:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.107°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.092° in the next southern standstill on 9 May 2031 at 07:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 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.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page