Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 31 October 2031 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 30 October 2031 at 07:33.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2031 after 28 days on 28 November 2031 at 23:18.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on 22 October 2031 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 November 2031 at 02:45 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 391 916 km (243 525 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 522 km (251 358 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 06:09 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 14 November 2031 at 15:32 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 20 October 2031 at 11:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.359°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.333° in the next northern standstill on 2 November 2031 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini.
After 14 days on 14 November 2031 at 21:10 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.