Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 16 June 2031 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 12 June 2031 at 02:20.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2031 after 18 days on 4 July 2031 at 19:01.
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.
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.
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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 6 June 2031 at 12:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 June 2031 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 395 550 km (245 783 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 452 km (252 558 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 June 2031 at 09:18 in ♉ Taurus.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 5 June 2031 at 17:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.099°. Next 2 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 3 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.