Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 March 2026 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 25 March 2026 at 19:18.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1851"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1920".

Pink Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2026 after 1 day on 2 April 2026 at 02:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 324 / 1277

The Moon is 13 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.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠307.9°

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°.

Moon before perigee

9 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 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 April 2026 at 08:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 387 272 km

The Moon is 387 272 km (240 640 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 974 km (251 639 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 30 March 2026 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 April 2026 at 23:43 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

13 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 after northern standstill

6 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 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.291° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 April 2026 at 05:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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.

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