Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 18 November 2031 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days 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 ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2031 after 10 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 4 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 17 November 2031 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 December 2031 at 22:35 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 364 058 km (226 215 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 15 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 355 km (251 876 mi).
3 days 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 November 2031 at 14:01 in ♉ Taurus.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 16 November 2031 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.336°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.350° in the next northern standstill on 30 November 2031 at 00:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 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.