Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 30 September 2031 at 18:58.
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 ∠14° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1838" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2031 after 26 days on 30 October 2031 at 07:33.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
6 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 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 October 2031 at 06:23 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 390 043 km (242 361 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 365 km (251 261 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 22:04 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 18 October 2031 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
10 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 2 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 12 days on 16 October 2031 at 08:21 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.