Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 5 June 2031 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1891".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2031.
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.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
11 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 June 2031 at 12:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 365 418 km (227 060 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 744 km (222 913 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 4 June 2031 at 09:20 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 June 2031 at 09:18 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.
At 17:57 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.099°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.105° in its northern standstill point on 19 June 2031 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.