Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 31 July 2031 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 27 July 2031 at 10:35.
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 passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2031 after 2 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 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.
Length of current 390 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 52 minutes. It is 37 minutes longer than next lunation 391 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠188.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠213.5°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 18 July 2031 at 14:28 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 August 2031 at 06:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 364 007 km (226 183 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 060 km (222 488 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 28 July 2031 at 23:54 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 10 August 2031 at 14:10 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 30 July 2031 at 15:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.951°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.868° in the next northern standstill on 12 August 2031 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 3 August 2031 at 01:45 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.