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Moon phase on 8 December 2031 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | December 2031

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

Waning Crescent 37% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 7 December 2031 at 03:20.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1818"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2031 after 20 days on 28 December 2031 at 17:33.

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 394 / 1347

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 3 December 2031 at 22:35 in ♌ Leo. 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 15 December 2031 at 21:31 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 394 358 km

Moon is 394 358 km (245 043 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 489 km (223 997 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 27 November 2031 at 14:01 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 December 2031 at 01:37 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 30 November 2031 at 00:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.350°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.356° in the next southern standstill on 14 December 2031 at 04:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 14 December 2031 at 09:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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