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The waxing moon.

At 16:12:49 UT Wednesday 01 April 2020
the moon’s phase is

WAXING GIBBOUS (52.74% full)


Some factors that go into this equation:

Universal Time is 16.2302777777778 in decimal hours.
The Julian date is 2458941.02739574.
The sun’s ecliptic longitude is 12.401150463352 degrees.
Its mean anomaly is 87.7190771483 degrees.
The moon’s mean longitude is 318.351648 degrees.

These calculations incorporate the switch to the English New Style (N.S.)—i.e., Gregorian— calendar after Wednesday, 02 September 1752; the next day became Thursday, 14 September, skipping eleven days. (Please also note that, while fairly accurate, these calculations remain a bit buggy.)

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