Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 April 2003 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | April 2003

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 23 April 2003 at 12:18.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1906".

Flower Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2003 after 17 days on 16 May 2003 at 03:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 1 May 2003 at 12:15
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2003 at 11:53
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 16 May 2003 at 03:36
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 23 May 2003 at 00:31

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 17 April 2003 at 04:58 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 May 2003 at 07:39 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 401 699 km

Moon is 401 699 km (249 604 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 530 km (252 606 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 19 April 2003 at 00:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 3 May 2003 at 02:17 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

22 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 after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 21 April 2003 at 17:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.442°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.496° in the next northern standstill on 6 May 2003 at 09:48 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 1 May 2003 at 12:15 in ♉ Taurus, 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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