Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 7 April 2031 at 17:21.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2031 after 26 days on 7 May 2031 at 03:40.
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.
The Moon is 17 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.
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°).
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.
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°.
10 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 April 2031 at 19:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 367 730 km (228 497 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 996 km (228 662 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 14:56 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 23 April 2031 at 20:23 in ♉ Taurus.
At 14:56 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
12 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠-21.160° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 April 2031 at 00:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 11 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.