Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 March 2020 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | March 2020

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 31% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 24 March 2020 at 09:28.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1835"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1921".

Pink Moon after 8 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 1 April 2020 at 10:21
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 8 April 2020 at 02:35
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 14 April 2020 at 22:56
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 23 April 2020 at 02:26

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 250 / 1203

The Moon is 5 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.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠177.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠177.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠201.8°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 24 March 2020 at 15:23 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 April 2020 at 18:08 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 390 698 km

The Moon is 390 698 km (242 768 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 909 km (221 773 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after descending node on 17 March 2020 at 01:00 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 31 March 2020 at 16:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 17 March 2020 at 14:07 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.540°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠23.702° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 April 2020 at 09:12 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 8 April 2020 at 02:35 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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