Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 May 2031 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | May 2031

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

Waning Crescent 32% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 13 May 2031 at 19:07.

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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1912"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1898".

Strawberry Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2031 after 20 days on 5 June 2031 at 11:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 12 June 2031 at 02:20

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 387 / 1340

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 9 May 2031 at 07:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 May 2031 at 02:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 374 955 km

Moon is 374 955 km (232 986 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 723 km (252 105 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 7 May 2031 at 22:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 May 2031 at 03:26 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

7 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 after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 9 May 2031 at 07:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.092°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.091° in the next northern standstill on 22 May 2031 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 21 May 2031 at 07:17 in ♊ Gemini, 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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