Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 19 March 2026 at 01:23.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2026 after 11 days on 2 April 2026 at 02:12.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 324 of Meeus index or 1277 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 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 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠307.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠330.4°.
10 days after point of apogee on 10 March 2026 at 13:43 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 March 2026 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 367 245 km (228 195 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 858 km (227 955 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 17 March 2026 at 15:22 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 March 2026 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 11 March 2026 at 21:12 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.416°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.371° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 March 2026 at 04:46 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 days on 2 April 2026 at 02:12 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.