Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 20 February 2031 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 about ∠16° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2031 after 16 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 28 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 19 February 2031 at 00:35 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 March 2031 at 18:57 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 369 071 km (229 330 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 533 km (251 365 mi).
5 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 February 2031 at 11:02 in ♊ Gemini.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 16 February 2031 at 13:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.615°. Next 9 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 1 day 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.