Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 March 2031 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | March 2031

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

Waxing Crescent 19% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 23 March 2031 at 03:49.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1788"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1923".

Pink Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2031 after 11 days on 7 April 2031 at 17:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 31 March 2031 at 00:32
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 7 April 2031 at 17:21
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2031 at 12:58
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 21 April 2031 at 16:57

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 386 / 1339

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 386 of Meeus index or 1339 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 24 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 39 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠70.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠70.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠106.4°.

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 17 March 2031 at 18:58 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 March 2031 at 15:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 400 836 km

The Moon is 400 836 km (249 068 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 227 km (251 175 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 14:22 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 10 April 2031 at 14:56 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 15 March 2031 at 19:06 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.353°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠21.242° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 March 2031 at 04:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 7 April 2031 at 17:21 in ♎ Libra 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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