Moon ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1887".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2031.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°.
Moon is at perigee at 21:14. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 21 June 2031 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 18 July 2031 at 14:28 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 357 008 km (221 834 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2031. It is 5 500 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 583 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after ascending node on 1 July 2031 at 18:35 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 14 July 2031 at 12:38 in ♉ Taurus.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 3 July 2031 at 05:15 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.077°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.045° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 July 2031 at 09:01 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.