Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 April 2003 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | April 2003

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

Waxing Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 9 April 2003 at 23:40.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1943"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1913".

Pink Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2003 after 2 days on 16 April 2003 at 19:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 16 April 2003 at 19:36
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 23 April 2003 at 12:18
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 1 May 2003 at 12:15
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2003 at 11:53

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 40 / 993

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 40 of Meeus index or 993 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 40 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2003. It is 51 minutes longer than next lunation 41 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠157.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠157.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠181.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 4 April 2003 at 04:31 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 April 2003 at 04:58 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 368 946 km

Moon is 368 946 km (229 252 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 158 km (221 928 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 5 April 2003 at 21:41 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 April 2003 at 00:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

8 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 9 April 2003 at 03:25 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.383°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.442° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2003 at 17:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 16 April 2003 at 19:36 in ♎ Libra, 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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