Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 10 March 2020 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 06:33, this is 12 days after last apogee on 26 February 2020 at 11:35 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the 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 farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 4 March 2020 at 14:58 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 March 2020 at 01:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 5 March 2020 at 01:34 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.441°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.540° in the next southern standstill on 17 March 2020 at 14:07 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 24 March 2020 at 09:28 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.