Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 30 August 2031 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 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 passing about ∠11° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2031 after 1 day 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 12 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.
Length of current 391 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 15 minutes. It is 41 minutes longer than next lunation 392 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠213.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠245.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 12:53, this is 15 days after last apogee on 14 August 2031 at 21:37 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 September 2031 at 11:54 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 361 684 km (224 740 mi) away from Earth. It is 824 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 672 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 25 August 2031 at 01:21 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 September 2031 at 16:34 in ♉ Taurus.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 26 August 2031 at 23:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.731°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.623° in the next northern standstill on 8 September 2031 at 23:27 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 1 September 2031 at 09:20 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.