Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 March 2024 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 67% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 25 March 2024 at 07:00.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1872"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1920".

Worm Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2024 after 23 days on 23 April 2024 at 23:49.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 2 April 2024 at 03:15
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 8 April 2024 at 18:21
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 15 April 2024 at 19:13
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 23 April 2024 at 23:49

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 299 / 1252

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 299 of Meeus index or 1252 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 299 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 20 minutes. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 300 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠1.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠1.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠17.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 23 March 2024 at 15:44 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 April 2024 at 17:53 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 382 992 km

Moon is 382 992 km (237 980 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 850 km (222 979 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 26 March 2024 at 04:07 in ♎ Libra, 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 April 2024 at 12:20 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 17 March 2024 at 14:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.526°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.559° in the next southern standstill on 1 April 2024 at 08:58 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 8 April 2024 at 18:21 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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