Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 4 June 2031 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 29 May 2031 at 11:20.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2031 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 388 of Meeus index or 1341 from Brown series.
Length of current 388 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 7 minutes. It is 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 389 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠139.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠165.9°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 25 May 2031 at 02:08 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 June 2031 at 12:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 368 189 km (228 782 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 744 km (222 913 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 09:20 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 17 June 2031 at 09:18 in ♉ Taurus.
At 09:20 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous North standstill on 22 May 2031 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.091°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.099° in the next southern standstill on 5 June 2031 at 17:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 5 June 2031 at 11:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.