Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 6 June 2031 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 5 June 2031 at 11:58.
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 first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2031 after 28 days on 4 July 2031 at 19:01.
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 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 12:11, this is 12 days after last apogee on 25 May 2031 at 02:08 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 June 2031 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 358 744 km (222 913 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 764 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 612 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 June 2031 at 09:18 in ♉ Taurus.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 5 June 2031 at 17:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.099°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.105° in the next northern standstill on 19 June 2031 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 19 June 2031 at 22:25 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.