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Moon phase on 7 May 2031 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | May 2031

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 7 May 2031 at 03:40 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1940"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1901".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2031.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 5 June 2031 at 11:58

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 387 / 1340

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before perigee

10 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 day, 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 369 566 km

Moon is 369 566 km (229 638 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 851 km (225 465 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 22:55 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 21 May 2031 at 03:26 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 22:55 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 25 April 2031 at 12:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.107°. Next day 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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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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