Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 28 November 2031 at 23:18.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2031 after 28 days on 28 December 2031 at 17:33.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 394 of Meeus index or 1347 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
12 days after point of perigee on 17 November 2031 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 3 December 2031 at 22:35 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 400 986 km (249 161 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 355 km (251 876 mi).
2 days after descending node on 27 November 2031 at 14:01 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 December 2031 at 01:37 in ♏ Scorpio.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 00:08 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠20.350°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-20.356° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 14 December 2031 at 04:45.
In 13 days on 14 December 2031 at 09:06 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.