Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 July 2031 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | July 2031

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 30% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 11 July 2031 at 11:50.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1821"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2031 after 20 days on 3 August 2031 at 01:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 19 July 2031 at 13:40
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 27 July 2031 at 10:35
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 3 August 2031 at 01:45
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 10 August 2031 at 00:24

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 4 July 2031 at 21:14 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 July 2031 at 14:28 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 393 566 km

The Moon is 393 566 km (244 551 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 535 km (252 609 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 1 July 2031 at 18:35 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

11 days 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 northern standstill

10 days 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 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.045° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 July 2031 at 09:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 19 July 2031 at 13:40 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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