Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 8 April 2020 at 02:35.
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 passing about ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2020 after 27 days on 7 May 2020 at 10:45.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
1 day after point of perigee on 7 April 2020 at 18:08 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 April 2020 at 19:01 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 365 955 km (227 394 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 463 km (252 564 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 31 March 2020 at 16:51 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 April 2020 at 02:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 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 4 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 13 days on 23 April 2020 at 02:26 in ♉ Taurus 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.