Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 May 2003 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | May 2003

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

Waxing Gibbous 90% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 May 2003 at 11:53.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2003 after 2 days on 16 May 2003 at 03:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 7 June 2003 at 20:28

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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

12 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 2 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 365 076 km

Moon is 365 076 km (226 848 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 449 km (222 109 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 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 2 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

10 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 6 May 2003 at 09:48 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.496°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.503° in the next southern standstill on 19 May 2003 at 03:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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