Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 17 October 2031 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 16 October 2031 at 08:21.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1891" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2031 after 12 days on 30 October 2031 at 07:33.
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.
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.
Length of current 393 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 49 minutes. It is 53 minutes longer than next lunation 394 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠281.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠312.6°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 9 October 2031 at 06:23 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 October 2031 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 379 137 km (235 585 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 022 km (229 921 mi).
13 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 October 2031 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 6 October 2031 at 07:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.418°. Next 2 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 12 days on 30 October 2031 at 07:33 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.