Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 February 2003 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | February 2003

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

Waning Crescent 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 23 February 2003 at 16:46.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1925"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1938".

Worm Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2003 after 20 days on 18 March 2003 at 10:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 3 March 2003 at 02:35
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 11 March 2003 at 07:15
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 18 March 2003 at 10:34
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 25 March 2003 at 01:51

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 38 / 991

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 19 February 2003 at 16:19 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 March 2003 at 16:34 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 372 321 km

Moon is 372 321 km (231 350 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 383 km (251 893 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 23 February 2003 at 15:47 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 March 2003 at 19:23 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 13 February 2003 at 10:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.923°. Next day 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 5 days

After 5 days on 3 March 2003 at 02:35 in ♓ Pisces, 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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