Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 June 2031 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | June 2031

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

Waning Crescent 11% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 12 June 2031 at 02:20.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1812"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2031 after 18 days on 4 July 2031 at 19:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 11 July 2031 at 11:50

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 388 / 1341

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

9 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 June 2031 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 395 550 km

The Moon is 395 550 km (245 783 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 452 km (252 558 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 4 June 2031 at 09:20 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

12 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 before northern standstill

10 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 2 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 3 days

In 3 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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