Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 September 2031 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | September 2031

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 24 September 2031 at 01:20.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1930"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1916".

Harvest Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2031 after 1 day on 30 September 2031 at 18:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 392 / 1345

The Moon is 13 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.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠245.2°

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°.

Moon after perigee

2 days 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 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 October 2031 at 06:23 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 371 420 km

The Moon is 371 420 km (230 790 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 365 km (251 261 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 21 September 2031 at 02:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 October 2031 at 22:04 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 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 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.418° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 October 2031 at 07:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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.

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