Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 25 March 2026 at 19:18.
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 ∠9° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1874" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2026 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
8 days after point of perigee on 22 March 2026 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 April 2026 at 08:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 382 521 km (237 688 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 974 km (251 639 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 11:34 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 13 April 2026 at 23:43 in ♓ Pisces.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 25 March 2026 at 04:46 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.371°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.291° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 April 2026 at 05:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 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.