Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 July 2031 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | July 2031

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

Waxing Crescent 14% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 19 July 2031 at 13:40.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1813"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2031 after 10 days on 3 August 2031 at 01:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 390 / 1343

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 390 of Meeus index or 1343 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 52 minutes. It is 37 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 8 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠188.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠188.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠213.5°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 18 July 2031 at 14:28 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 August 2031 at 06:47 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 395 392 km

The Moon is 395 392 km (245 685 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 060 km (222 488 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 14 July 2031 at 12:38 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 July 2031 at 23:54 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 16 July 2031 at 09:01 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.045°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.951° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 July 2031 at 15:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 3 August 2031 at 01:45 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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