Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 June 2031 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 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 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1796"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2031 after 17 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 27 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

10 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 3 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 399 150 km

The Moon is 399 150 km (248 020 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 452 km (252 558 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 09:18 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 1 July 2031 at 18:35 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

11 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 day 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 2 days

In 2 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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