Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 9 October 2031 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 8 October 2031 at 10:50.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2031 after 20 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:23, this is 11 days after last perigee on 27 September 2031 at 07:09 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 22 October 2031 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 404 365 km (251 261 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 043 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 344 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 3 October 2031 at 22:04 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 October 2031 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 6 October 2031 at 07:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.418°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.359° in the next southern standstill on 20 October 2031 at 11:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 16 October 2031 at 08:21 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.