Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days 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 about ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2031 after 25 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 19 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.
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°).
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.
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°.
2 days after point of perigee on 6 June 2031 at 12:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 June 2031 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 366 048 km (227 452 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 452 km (252 558 mi).
5 days after ascending node on 4 June 2031 at 09:20 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 17 June 2031 at 09:18 in ♉ Taurus.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days 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 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.105° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 June 2031 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini.
In 10 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.