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Moon phase on 6 May 2031 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | May 2031

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 7 May 2031 at 03:40 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1919"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1902".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2031.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 7 May 2031 at 03:40
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 13 May 2031 at 19:07
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 21 May 2031 at 07:17
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 29 May 2031 at 11:20

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 387 / 1340

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 387 of Meeus index or 1340 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 20 minutes. It is 47 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 1 hour and 36 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 27 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠106.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠106.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠139.8°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 27 April 2031 at 10:30 in ♋ Cancer. 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 9 May 2031 at 07:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 373 541 km

The Moon is 373 541 km (232 108 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 851 km (225 465 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 23 April 2031 at 20:23 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 7 May 2031 at 22:55 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 25 April 2031 at 12:37 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.107°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.092° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 May 2031 at 07:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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