Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 July 2031 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | July 2031

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 28 June 2031 at 00:19.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2031 after 1 day on 4 July 2031 at 19:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 27 July 2031 at 10:35

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 389 / 1342

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

12 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 day, 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 364 631 km

Moon is 364 631 km (226 571 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 008 km (221 834 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 1 July 2031 at 18:35 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 July 2031 at 12:38 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 in southern standstill

At 05:15 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.077°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.045° in its northern standstill point on 16 July 2031 at 09:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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