Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 24 September 2031 at 01:20.
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 ∠5° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2031 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 392 of Meeus index or 1345 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 34 minutes. It is 45 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 50 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 13 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠245.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠281.8°.
1 day after point of perigee on 27 September 2031 at 07:09 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 October 2031 at 06:23 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 367 883 km (228 592 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 365 km (251 261 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 21 September 2031 at 02:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 October 2031 at 22:04 in ♉ Taurus.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 23 September 2031 at 05:46 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.501°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.418° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 October 2031 at 07:31 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 days on 30 September 2031 at 18:58 in ♈ Aries 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.