Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 9 November 2031 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 7 November 2031 at 07:02.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2031 after 19 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 6 November 2031 at 02:45 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 November 2031 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 399 473 km (248 221 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 930 km (227 378 mi).
9 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 November 2031 at 15:32 in ♏ Scorpio.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 2 November 2031 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.333°. Next 7 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 5 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.