Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 November 2031 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2031 | November 2031

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 14 November 2031 at 21:10.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1943"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1941".

Beaver Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2031 after 12 days on 28 November 2031 at 23:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 394 / 1347

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 394 of Meeus index or 1347 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 56 minutes. It is 55 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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠312.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠312.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠334.7°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 6 November 2031 at 02:45 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 November 2031 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 368 877 km

The Moon is 368 877 km (229 210 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 930 km (227 378 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 14 November 2031 at 15:32 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 November 2031 at 14:01 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 18:24 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-20.336°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2031. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠20.350° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 30 November 2031 at 00:08.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 28 November 2031 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini 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.

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