Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 1 February 2031 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 30 January 2031 at 07:43.
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 is passing about ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2031 after 6 days on 7 February 2031 at 12:46.
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.
The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 384 of Meeus index or 1337 from Brown series.
Length of current 384 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 385 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠41.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of perigee on 21 January 2031 at 21:41 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 February 2031 at 23:45 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 403 852 km (250 942 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 416 km (251 914 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 09:25 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 15 February 2031 at 11:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 20 January 2031 at 05:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.824°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.745° in the next northern standstill on 2 February 2031 at 12:52 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 7 February 2031 at 12:46 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.