Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 October 2031 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | October 2031

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 16 October 2031 at 08:21.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1891"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1891" and ∠1926".

Hunter Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2031 after 12 days on 30 October 2031 at 07:33.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 393 / 1346

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 393 of Meeus index or 1346 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠281.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠281.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠312.6°.

Moon before apogee

8 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 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 October 2031 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 379 137 km

The Moon is 379 137 km (235 585 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 022 km (229 921 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 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.

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Draconic month

26 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 southern standstill

11 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 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.359° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 October 2031 at 11:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 30 October 2031 at 07:33 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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