Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 7 February 2031 at 12:46.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2031 after 28 days on 9 March 2031 at 04:30.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 384 of Meeus index or 1337 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
5 days 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 February 2031 at 00:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 393 734 km (244 655 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 745 km (226 642 mi).
7 days after descending node on 1 February 2031 at 09:25 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 15 February 2031 at 11:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days 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 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.615° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 February 2031 at 13:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 13 days on 21 February 2031 at 15:49 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.