Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 February 2003 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | February 2003

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

Waxing Crescent 23% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 1 February 2003 at 10:48.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2003 after 10 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 38 / 991

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 38 of Meeus index or 991 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 38 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 47 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 39 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠90.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠90.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠127.8°. 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

13 days after point of perigee on 23 January 2003 at 22:43 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 February 2003 at 21:58 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 708 km

Moon is 404 708 km (251 474 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 551 km (251 376 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 27 January 2003 at 15:23 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 February 2003 at 17:39 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

22 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 before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 30 January 2003 at 00:31 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.834°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.923° in the next northern standstill on 13 February 2003 at 10:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 16 February 2003 at 23:51 in ♌ Leo, 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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