Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 27 November 2031 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 21 November 2031 at 14:45.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2031 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
9 days 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 December 2031 at 22:35 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 389 532 km (242 044 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 355 km (251 876 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 14:01 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 12 December 2031 at 01:37 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 16 November 2031 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.336°. Next 2 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 1 day 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.