Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 20 June 2031 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2031 after 14 days on 4 July 2031 at 19:01.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 22:25 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 389 of Meeus index or 1342 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 16 minutes is the length of new lunation 389. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2031. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 390 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠165.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠188.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 June 2031 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 405 240 km (251 804 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 452 km (252 558 mi).
3 days 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 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 July 2031 at 18:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 19 June 2031 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.105°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.077° in the next southern standstill on 3 July 2031 at 05:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.