Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 March 2020 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | March 2020

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

Waning Gibbous 70% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 9 March 2020 at 17:48.

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 is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1931"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1929".

Worm Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2020 after 24 days on 8 April 2020 at 02:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 16 March 2020 at 09:34
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 24 March 2020 at 09:28
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 1 April 2020 at 10:21
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 8 April 2020 at 02:35

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 249 / 1202

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 249 of Meeus index or 1202 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠152.6°

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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 10 March 2020 at 06:33 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 24 March 2020 at 15:23 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 371 237 km

The Moon is 371 237 km (230 676 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 690 km (252 705 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 4 March 2020 at 14:58 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 17 March 2020 at 01:00 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 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 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.540° at the point of next southern standstill on 17 March 2020 at 14:07 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 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.

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