Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 June 2031 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | June 2031

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

Waxing Crescent 45% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 19 June 2031 at 22:25.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1843"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2031 after 7 days on 4 July 2031 at 19:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 19 July 2031 at 13:40

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 389 / 1342

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 389 of Meeus index or 1342 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 389 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 16 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2031. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 390 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠165.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠165.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠188.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 21 June 2031 at 11:25 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 4 July 2031 at 21:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 388 826 km

Moon is 388 826 km (241 605 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 008 km (221 834 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days 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 4 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

23 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 southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 19 June 2031 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.105°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.077° in the next southern standstill on 3 July 2031 at 05:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 4 July 2031 at 19:01 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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