Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 April 2031 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | April 2031

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 7 April 2031 at 17:21.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1931"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1915".

Pink Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2031 after 27 days on 7 May 2031 at 03:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2031 at 12:58
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 21 April 2031 at 16:57
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 29 April 2031 at 19:19
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 7 May 2031 at 03:40

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 386 / 1339

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 30 March 2031 at 15:24 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 April 2031 at 19:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 371 213 km

The Moon is 371 213 km (230 661 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 996 km (228 662 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 27 March 2031 at 14:22 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 April 2031 at 14:56 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

26 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 before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 29 March 2031 at 04:58 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.242°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.160° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 April 2031 at 00:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 21 April 2031 at 16:57 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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