Quarter* ♏ Scorpio
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 18 August 2031 at 04:32.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2031 after 7 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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 391 of Meeus index or 1344 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 15 minutes. It is 41 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 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 32 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠213.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠245.2°.
9 days 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 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 August 2031 at 12:53 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 374 777 km (232 876 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 684 km (224 740 mi).
13 days after descending node on 10 August 2031 at 14:10 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 August 2031 at 01:21 in ♏ Scorpio.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 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 2 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 7 days on 1 September 2031 at 09:20 in ♓ Pisces 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.