Moon ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 4 July 2031 Friday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:14, this is 13 days after last apogee on 21 June 2031 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the 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 farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 July 2031 at 12:38 in ♉ Taurus.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 3 July 2031 at 05:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.077°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.045° in the next northern standstill on 16 July 2031 at 09:01 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.