Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
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.
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°.
Moon is at perigee at 19:13. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 30 March 2031 at 15:24 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until 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 further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after ascending node on 10 April 2031 at 14:56 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 April 2031 at 20:23 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
13 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 10 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.