Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 25 August 2031 at 18:40.
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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2031 after 2 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
14 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 August 2031 at 12:53 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 363 374 km (225 790 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 684 km (224 740 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 25 August 2031 at 01:21 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 September 2031 at 16:34 in ♉ Taurus.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 26 August 2031 at 23:55 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.731°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.623° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 September 2031 at 23:27 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 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.