Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 24 March 2020 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2020 after 14 days on 8 April 2020 at 02:35.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 09:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 250 of Meeus index or 1203 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes is the length of new lunation 250. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 251 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠177.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠201.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 15:23, this is 14 days after last perigee on 10 March 2020 at 06:33 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 7 April 2020 at 18:08 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 406 690 km (252 705 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2020. It is 1 282 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 19 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 17 March 2020 at 01:00 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 March 2020 at 16:51 in ♊ Gemini.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 17 March 2020 at 14:07 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.540°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.702° in the next northern standstill on 1 April 2020 at 09:12 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.