Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 17 February 2031 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 14 February 2031 at 22:50.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2031 after 19 days on 9 March 2031 at 04:30.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
14 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 February 2031 at 00:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 363 317 km (225 755 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 745 km (226 642 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 15 February 2031 at 11:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 February 2031 at 11:02 in ♊ Gemini.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 16 February 2031 at 13:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.615°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.491° in the next northern standstill on 1 March 2031 at 20:54 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 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.