Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 July 2031 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 28 June 2031 at 00:19.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2031 after 2 days on 4 July 2031 at 19:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 4 July 2031 at 19:01
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 11 July 2031 at 11:50
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 19 July 2031 at 13:40
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 27 July 2031 at 10:35

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 389 / 1342

The Moon is 12 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.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠165.9°

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°.

Moon before apogee

11 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 July 2031 at 21:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 366 990 km

The Moon is 366 990 km (228 037 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 008 km (221 834 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 1 July 2031 at 18:35 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 14 July 2031 at 12:38 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 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.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 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.

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