Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 16 July 2031 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 11 July 2031 at 11:50.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2031 after 17 days on 3 August 2031 at 01:45.
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 26 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.
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 perigee on 4 July 2031 at 21:14 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 July 2031 at 14:28 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 403 239 km (250 561 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 535 km (252 609 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 14 July 2031 at 12:38 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 July 2031 at 23:54 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 09:01 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠21.045°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-20.951° in its southern standstill point on 30 July 2031 at 15:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 19 July 2031 at 13:40 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.