Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 1 October 2031 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1917".
The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2031.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 392 of Meeus index or 1345 from Brown series.
Length of current 392 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 34 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer than next lunation 393 length.
Length of current synodic month is 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠245.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠281.8°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 27 September 2031 at 07:09 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 October 2031 at 06:23 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 380 365 km (236 348 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 365 km (251 261 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 21 September 2031 at 02:24 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 October 2031 at 22:04 in ♉ Taurus.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 23 September 2031 at 05:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.501°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.418° in the next northern standstill on 6 October 2031 at 07:31 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.