Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 February 2003 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | February 2003

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 9 February 2003 at 11:11.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1882"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1882" and ∠1942".

Snow Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2003 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 7 February 2003 at 21:58 in ♈ Aries. 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 19 February 2003 at 16:19 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 380 844 km

Moon is 380 844 km (236 645 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 844 km (226 704 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 10 February 2003 at 17:39 in ♉ Taurus, 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 23 February 2003 at 15:47 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 13 February 2003 at 10:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.923°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.015° in the next southern standstill on 26 February 2003 at 05:53 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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