Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2031 after 11 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 2 days 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.
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.
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°.
9 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 October 2031 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 374 585 km (232 756 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 022 km (229 921 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 06:54 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 31 October 2031 at 06:09 in ♉ Taurus.
At 06:54 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
12 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠-20.359° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 October 2031 at 11:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 11 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.