Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 January 2003 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | January 2003

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

Waxing Crescent 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 2 January 2003 at 20:23.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1813"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2003 after 11 days on 18 January 2003 at 10:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 37 / 990

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 37 of Meeus index or 990 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 37 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than next lunation 38 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 21 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠56.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠56.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠90.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 30 December 2002 at 01:06 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 January 2003 at 00:43 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 395 441 km

Moon is 395 441 km (245 716 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 343 km (251 247 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 31 December 2002 at 11:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 January 2003 at 13:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 2 January 2003 at 16:56 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.783°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.794° in the next northern standstill on 17 January 2003 at 02:11 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 18 January 2003 at 10:48 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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