Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 May 2003 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | May 2003

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

Waxing Crescent 21% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 1 May 2003 at 12:15.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1819"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2003 after 9 days on 16 May 2003 at 03:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 31 May 2003 at 04:20

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 41 / 994

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 41 of Meeus index or 994 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 41 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 42 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠181.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠181.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠205.5°. 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 1 May 2003 at 07:39 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 May 2003 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 394 038 km

Moon is 394 038 km (244 844 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 449 km (222 109 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 3 May 2003 at 02:17 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 May 2003 at 10:51 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

3 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 in northern standstill

At 09:48 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.496°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.503° in its southern standstill point on 19 May 2003 at 03:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 16 May 2003 at 03:36 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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