Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 May 2031 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | May 2031

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

Waxing Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 29 April 2031 at 19:19.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1807"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2031 after 5 days on 7 May 2031 at 03:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 29 May 2031 at 11:20

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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 27 April 2031 at 10:30 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2031 at 07:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 396 734 km

Moon is 396 734 km (246 519 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 851 km (225 465 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 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 6 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

20 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 after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 25 April 2031 at 12:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.107°. Next 7 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.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 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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