Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 8 February 2031 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 2 February 2031 at 23:45 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 February 2031 at 00:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 393 734 km (244 655 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 745 km (226 642 mi).
7 days 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 February 2031 at 11:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 2 February 2031 at 12:52 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.745°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.615° in the next southern standstill on 16 February 2031 at 13:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 21 February 2031 at 15:49 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.