Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 7 May 2031 at 03:40.
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 ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2031 after 27 days on 5 June 2031 at 11:58.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 387 of Meeus index or 1340 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
11 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 May 2031 at 07:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 366 426 km (227 687 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 851 km (225 465 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 7 May 2031 at 22:55 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 21 May 2031 at 03:26 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.
12 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠-21.092° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 May 2031 at 07:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 12 days on 21 May 2031 at 07:17 in ♊ Gemini 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.