Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 15 November 2031 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2031 after 13 days on 28 November 2031 at 23:18.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 21:09 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 394 of Meeus index or 1347 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 394. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 395 length.
Length of current synodic month is 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠312.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠334.7°. 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°).
9 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 November 2031 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 372 666 km (231 564 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 930 km (227 378 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 14 November 2031 at 15:32 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 November 2031 at 14:01 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 2 November 2031 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.333°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.