Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 October 2031 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Cancer.

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2031 | October 2031

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

Waning Crescent 40% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 8 October 2031 at 10:50.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2031 after 20 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 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.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 06:23. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 27 September 2031 at 07:09 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 22 October 2031 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

Previous perigeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 404 365 km

This apogee Moon is 404 365 km (251 261 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 043 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 344 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 3 October 2031 at 22:04 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 October 2031 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

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

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 6 October 2031 at 07:31 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.418°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.359° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 October 2031 at 11:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 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.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Back to: Top of page