Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 5 September 2031 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 1 September 2031 at 09:20.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2031 after 25 days on 30 September 2031 at 18:58.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 30 August 2031 at 12:53 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 September 2031 at 11:54 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 388 241 km (241 242 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 006 km (251 659 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 September 2031 at 16:34 in ♉ Taurus.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 26 August 2031 at 23:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.731°. Next 3 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 11 days on 16 September 2031 at 18:47 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.