Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 February 2031 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | February 2031

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

Waxing Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 30 January 2031 at 07:43.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1947".

Snow Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2031 after 4 days on 7 February 2031 at 12:46.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 384 / 1337

The Moon is 11 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.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 42 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 43 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠21.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠41.9°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 2 February 2031 at 23:45 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 15 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 February 2031 at 00:35 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 493 km

The Moon is 405 493 km (251 962 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 15 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 745 km (226 642 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 1 February 2031 at 09:25 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 15 February 2031 at 11:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 2 February 2031 at 12:52 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.745°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.615° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 February 2031 at 13:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 7 February 2031 at 12:46 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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