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Moon phase on 12 October 2031 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | October 2031

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

Waning Crescent 15% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 8 October 2031 at 10:50.

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 is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1789"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1923".

Hunter Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2031 after 17 days on 30 October 2031 at 07:33.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 392 / 1345

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 392 of Meeus index or 1345 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 392 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 34 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer than next lunation 393 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠245.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠245.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠281.8°. 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

3 days after point of apogee on 9 October 2031 at 06:23 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 October 2031 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 400 640 km

Moon is 400 640 km (248 946 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 022 km (229 921 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 3 October 2031 at 22:04 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 October 2031 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

21 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 6 October 2031 at 07:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.418°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.359° in the next southern standstill on 20 October 2031 at 11:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 16 October 2031 at 08:21 in ♎ Libra, 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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