Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 May 2031 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | May 2031

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

Waxing Crescent 9% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 21 May 2031 at 07:17.

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 ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".

Strawberry Moon after 11 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 19 June 2031 at 22:25

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 388 / 1341

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 388 of Meeus index or 1341 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 388 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 7 minutes. It is 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 389 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠139.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠139.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠165.9°. 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

15 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 day, 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 405 471 km

Moon is 405 471 km (251 948 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 723 km (252 105 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 21 May 2031 at 03:26 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 4 June 2031 at 09:20 in ♏ Scorpio.

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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.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 22 May 2031 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.091°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.099° in the next southern standstill on 5 June 2031 at 17:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 5 June 2031 at 11:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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