Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 June 2031 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | June 2031

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 12 June 2031 at 02:20.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1783"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2031 after 16 days on 4 July 2031 at 19:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 19 June 2031 at 22:25
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 28 June 2031 at 00:19
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 4 July 2031 at 19:01
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 11 July 2031 at 11:50

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 388 / 1341

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

11 days after point of perigee on 6 June 2031 at 12:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 June 2031 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 402 025 km

Moon is 402 025 km (249 807 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 452 km (252 558 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 17 June 2031 at 09:18 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 July 2031 at 18:35 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

14 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 before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 5 June 2031 at 17:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.099°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.105° in the next northern standstill on 19 June 2031 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 19 June 2031 at 22:25 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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