Crescent ♏ Scorpio
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 16 October 2031 at 08:21 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1867" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2031 after 13 days on 30 October 2031 at 07:33.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 08:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 393 of Meeus index or 1346 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 49 minutes. It is 53 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 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠281.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠312.6°.
7 days after point of apogee on 9 October 2031 at 06:23 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 October 2031 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 383 936 km (238 567 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 022 km (229 921 mi).
12 days after descending node on 3 October 2031 at 22:04 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 October 2031 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 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 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.359° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 October 2031 at 11:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.