Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 January 2003 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | January 2003

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 18 January 2003 at 10:48.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1896"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2003 after 28 days on 16 February 2003 at 23:51.

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 37 / 990

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 11 January 2003 at 00:43 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2003 at 22:43 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 378 032 km

Moon is 378 032 km (234 898 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 912 km (229 853 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 14 January 2003 at 13:38 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 January 2003 at 15:23 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 17 January 2003 at 02:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.794°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.834° in the next southern standstill on 30 January 2003 at 00:31 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 1 February 2003 at 10:48 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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