Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 2 July 2031 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 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 ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2031 after 2 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 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.
Length of current 389 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 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 21 June 2031 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 July 2031 at 21:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 366 990 km (228 037 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 008 km (221 834 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 1 July 2031 at 18:35 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 July 2031 at 12:38 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 19 June 2031 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.105°. Next day 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.
After 2 days on 4 July 2031 at 19:01 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.