Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 June 2031 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 5 June 2031 at 11:58.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2031 after 28 days on 4 July 2031 at 19:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 12 June 2031 at 02:20
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 19 June 2031 at 22:25
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 28 June 2031 at 00:19
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 4 July 2031 at 19:01

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 388 / 1341

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.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 7 minutes. It is 9 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 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠139.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠139.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠165.9°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 12:11. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 25 May 2031 at 02:08 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 21 June 2031 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 358 744 km

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 further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 4 June 2031 at 09:20 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 17 June 2031 at 09:18 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 5 June 2031 at 17:57 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.099°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.105° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 June 2031 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 19 June 2031 at 22:25 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.

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