Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 21 February 2031 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1922" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2031 after 15 days on 9 March 2031 at 04:30.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 15:49 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 385 of Meeus index or 1338 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 385. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 386 length.
Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠41.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠70.3°. 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°).
2 days 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 March 2031 at 18:57 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 372 916 km (231 719 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 533 km (251 365 mi).
6 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 February 2031 at 11:02 in ♊ Gemini.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 16 February 2031 at 13:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.615°. Next 8 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.