Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 15 August 2031 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2031 after 16 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 27 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 14 August 2031 at 21:37 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 August 2031 at 12:53 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 405 458 km (251 940 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 15 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 684 km (224 740 mi).
4 days 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 August 2031 at 01:21 in ♏ Scorpio.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 12 August 2031 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.868°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.731° in the next southern standstill on 26 August 2031 at 23:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 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.