Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 July 2031 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | July 2031

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

Waxing Gibbous 90% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 27 July 2031 at 10:35.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2031 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

12 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 day, 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 364 007 km

The Moon is 364 007 km (226 183 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 060 km (222 488 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 28 July 2031 at 23:54 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 10 August 2031 at 14:10 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 30 July 2031 at 15:45 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.951°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.868° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 August 2031 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 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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