Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 16 November 2031 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 14 November 2031 at 21:10.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2031 after 12 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 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.
Length of current 394 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 56 minutes. 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°).
10 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 November 2031 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 368 877 km (229 210 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day 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 11 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.
At 18:24 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.336°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2031. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.350° in its northern standstill point on 30 November 2031 at 00:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 28 November 2031 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.