Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 12 August 2031 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 10 August 2031 at 00:24.
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 ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2031 after 19 days on 1 September 2031 at 09:20.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 2 August 2031 at 06:47 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 14 August 2031 at 21:37 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 402 080 km (249 841 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 946 km (252 243 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 10 August 2031 at 14:10 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 25 August 2031 at 01:21 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 15:58 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠20.868°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-20.731° in its southern standstill point on 26 August 2031 at 23:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 18 August 2031 at 04:32 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.