Quarter* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 6 November 2031 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 7 November 2031 at 07:02 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2031 after 22 days on 28 November 2031 at 23:18.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:45, this is 14 days after last perigee on 22 October 2031 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 17 November 2031 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 522 km (251 358 mi) away from Earth. It is 886 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 187 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 31 October 2031 at 06:09 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 November 2031 at 15:32 in ♏ Scorpio.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 2 November 2031 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.333°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.336° in the next southern standstill on 16 November 2031 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 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.