Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 4 March 2020 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 2 March 2020 at 19:57.
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 first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1871" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2020 after 5 days on 9 March 2020 at 17:48.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 249 of Meeus index or 1202 from Brown series.
Length of current 249 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2020. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 250 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠152.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠177.9°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 26 February 2020 at 11:35 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 March 2020 at 06:33 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 383 157 km (238 083 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 123 km (221 906 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 14:58 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 17 March 2020 at 01:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 14:58 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
14 days after previous South standstill on 19 February 2020 at 08:58 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.319°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.441° in the next northern standstill on 5 March 2020 at 01:34 in ♋ Cancer.
After 5 days on 9 March 2020 at 17:48 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.