Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 11 April 2031 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 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.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2031 after 25 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 19 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.
Length of current 386 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 387 length.
Length of current synodic month is 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠70.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠106.4°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:13, this is 12 days after last apogee on 30 March 2031 at 15:24 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 27 April 2031 at 10:30 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 367 996 km (228 662 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 488 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 360 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 10 April 2031 at 14:56 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 April 2031 at 20:23 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 29 March 2031 at 04:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.242°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.160° in the next southern standstill on 12 April 2031 at 00:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 days on 21 April 2031 at 16:57 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.