Gibbous ♌ Leo
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 1 April 2020 at 10:21.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2020 after 4 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 250 of Meeus index or 1203 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
9 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 April 2020 at 18:08 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 372 079 km (231 199 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 909 km (221 773 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 31 March 2020 at 16:51 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 April 2020 at 02:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 1 April 2020 at 09:12 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.702°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.805° at the point of next southern standstill on 13 April 2020 at 21:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 4 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.