Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 March 2020 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | March 2020

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 24 March 2020 at 09:28.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1923".

Pink Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2020 after 12 days on 8 April 2020 at 02:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 1 April 2020 at 10:21
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 8 April 2020 at 02:35
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2020 at 22:56
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 23 April 2020 at 02:26

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 250 / 1203

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 250 of Meeus index or 1203 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 250 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 251 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠177.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠177.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠201.8°. 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°).

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 24 March 2020 at 15:23 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 April 2020 at 18:08 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 403 861 km

Moon is 403 861 km (250 948 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 909 km (221 773 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 17 March 2020 at 01:00 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 March 2020 at 16:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 17 March 2020 at 14:07 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.540°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.702° in the next northern standstill on 1 April 2020 at 09:12 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 8 April 2020 at 02:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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