Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 November 2031 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | November 2031

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

Waxing Crescent 9% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 14 November 2031 at 21:10.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1959"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1941".

Beaver Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2031 after 11 days on 28 November 2031 at 23:18.

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 394 / 1347

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 394 of Meeus index or 1347 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 394 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 56 minutes. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 395 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠312.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠312.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠334.7°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:07, this is 11 days after last apogee on 6 November 2031 at 02:45 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 December 2031 at 22:35 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 365 930 km

This perigee Moon is 365 930 km (227 378 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 422 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 426 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 14 November 2031 at 15:32 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 November 2031 at 14:01 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

2 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 16 November 2031 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.336°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.350° in the next northern standstill on 30 November 2031 at 00:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 28 November 2031 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini, 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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