Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 October 2031 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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

Waning Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 30 September 2031 at 18:58.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1799"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1919".

Harvest Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2031 after 24 days on 30 October 2031 at 07:33.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 392 / 1345

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 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 before perigee

8 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 3 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 398 382 km

The Moon is 398 382 km (247 543 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 365 km (251 261 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 3 October 2031 at 22:04 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 October 2031 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

12 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 day 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 10 days

In 10 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.

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