Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 March 2025 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 14 March 2025 at 06:55.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1789"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1926".

Worm Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2025 after 23 days on 13 April 2025 at 00:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 22 March 2025 at 11:30
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 29 March 2025 at 10:58
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 5 April 2025 at 02:15
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 13 April 2025 at 00:22

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 311 / 1264

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 311 of Meeus index or 1264 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 38 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠329.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠329.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠346.9°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 17 March 2025 at 16:37 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 March 2025 at 05:26 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 400 678 km

The Moon is 400 678 km (248 970 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 127 km (222 530 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 14 March 2025 at 13:45 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 March 2025 at 16:29 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 7 March 2025 at 15:56 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.710°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.719° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 March 2025 at 06:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 29 March 2025 at 10:58 in ♈ Aries 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.

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