Gibbous ♎ Libra
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 9 March 2020 at 17:48.
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 first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2020 after 28 days on 8 April 2020 at 02:35.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 249 of Meeus index or 1202 from Brown series.
The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠152.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠177.9°.
Moon is at perigee at 06:33. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 26 February 2020 at 11:35 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 24 March 2020 at 15:23 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 357 123 km (221 906 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 385 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 233 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after ascending node on 4 March 2020 at 14:58 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 17 March 2020 at 01:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 5 March 2020 at 01:34 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.441°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.540° at the point of next southern standstill on 17 March 2020 at 14:07 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 13 days on 24 March 2020 at 09:28 in ♈ Aries 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.