Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 20 March 2027 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 15 March 2027 at 16:25.
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 first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2027 after 1 day on 22 March 2027 at 10:44.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 336 of Meeus index or 1289 from Brown series.
Length of current 336 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 3 hours and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 337 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠242.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of perigee on 19 March 2027 at 04:31 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 31 March 2027 at 01:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 368 485 km (228 966 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 331 km (251 240 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 19 March 2027 at 13:05 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 April 2027 at 10:17 in ♒ Aquarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 15 March 2027 at 14:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.611°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.526° in the next southern standstill on 28 March 2027 at 17:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 22 March 2027 at 10:44 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.