Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 30 December 2031 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 28 December 2031 at 17:33.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2032 after 28 days on 27 January 2032 at 12:52.
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 395 of Meeus index or 1348 from Brown series.
Length of current 395 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2031. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 396 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 26 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠334.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠351.6°. 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°).
14 days after point of perigee on 15 December 2031 at 21:31 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 December 2031 at 13:16 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 405 304 km (251 844 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 203 km (252 403 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 24 December 2031 at 18:44 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 January 2032 at 08:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 27 December 2031 at 07:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.355°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.298° in the next southern standstill on 10 January 2032 at 16:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 12 January 2032 at 20:07 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.