Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 October 2031 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | October 2031

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

Waxing Crescent 30% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 16 October 2031 at 08:21.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1928".

Hunter Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2031 after 8 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 393 / 1346

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 393 of Meeus index or 1346 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 393 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 49 minutes. It is 53 minutes longer than next lunation 394 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠281.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠281.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠312.6°. 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 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 day, 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 364 848 km

Moon is 364 848 km (226 706 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 022 km (229 921 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 18 October 2031 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 October 2031 at 06:09 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

3 days 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 20 October 2031 at 11:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.359°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.333° in the next northern standstill on 2 November 2031 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 30 October 2031 at 07:33 in ♉ Taurus, 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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