Crescent ♌ Leo
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.
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°).
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.
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°.
1 day after point of apogee on 14 August 2031 at 21:37 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 15 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 August 2031 at 12:53 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 405 458 km (251 940 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 15 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 684 km (224 740 mi).
4 days after descending node on 10 August 2031 at 14:10 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 August 2031 at 01:21 in ♏ Scorpio.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 12 August 2031 at 15:58 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.868°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.731° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 August 2031 at 23:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 days on 18 August 2031 at 04:32 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.