Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 2 February 2031 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 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 ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2031 after 5 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 10 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 23:45, this is 12 days after last perigee on 21 January 2031 at 21:41 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 February 2031 at 00:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 405 416 km (251 914 mi) away from Earth. It is 8 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 293 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 1 February 2031 at 09:25 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 February 2031 at 11:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 12:52 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.745°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-21.615° in its southern standstill point on 16 February 2031 at 13:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 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.