Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 March 2031 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | March 2031

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 1 March 2031 at 04:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1811"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1811" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2031 after 1 day on 9 March 2031 at 04:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 9 March 2031 at 04:30
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 16 March 2031 at 06:36
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 23 March 2031 at 03:49
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 31 March 2031 at 00:32

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 385 / 1338

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 385 of Meeus index or 1338 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠41.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠41.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠70.3°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 2 March 2031 at 18:57 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 March 2031 at 18:58 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 395 883 km

The Moon is 395 883 km (245 990 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 634 km (229 680 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 28 February 2031 at 11:02 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 March 2031 at 11:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 1 March 2031 at 20:54 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.491°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.353° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 March 2031 at 19:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 9 March 2031 at 04:30 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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