Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 23 February 2031 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 21 February 2031 at 15:49.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1875" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2031 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 385 of Meeus index or 1338 from Brown series.
Length of current 385 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 1 minute. 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°).
4 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 March 2031 at 18:57 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 382 212 km (237 496 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 533 km (251 365 mi).
8 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 February 2031 at 11:02 in ♊ Gemini.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 16 February 2031 at 13:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.615°. Next 6 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 13 days on 9 March 2031 at 04:30 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.