Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 18 June 2031 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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 ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2031 after 16 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 28 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°).
11 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 June 2031 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 402 025 km (249 807 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 452 km (252 558 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 17 June 2031 at 09:18 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 July 2031 at 18:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 5 June 2031 at 17:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.099°. Next day 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 1 day 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.