Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 28 March 2020 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 24 March 2020 at 09:28.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2020 after 10 days on 8 April 2020 at 02:35.
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.
The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 250 of Meeus index or 1203 from Brown series.
Length of current 250 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 24 March 2020 at 15:23 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 April 2020 at 18:08 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 398 701 km (247 741 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 909 km (221 773 mi).
11 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 March 2020 at 16:51 in ♊ Gemini.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 17 March 2020 at 14:07 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.540°. Next 3 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.
After 10 days on 8 April 2020 at 02:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.