Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 28 June 2031 at 00:19.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2031 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 389 of Meeus index or 1342 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 16 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2031. It is 24 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 31 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠165.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠188.7°.
10 days after point of apogee on 21 June 2031 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 July 2031 at 21:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 370 351 km (230 125 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 008 km (221 834 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 18:35 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 14 July 2031 at 12:38 in ♉ Taurus.
At 18:35 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
12 days since the previous standstill on 19 June 2031 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.105°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-21.077° at the point of next southern standstill on 3 July 2031 at 05:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 days on 4 July 2031 at 19:01 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.