Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 May 2003 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | May 2003

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 23 May 2003 at 00:31.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2003 after 15 days on 14 June 2003 at 11:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 31 May 2003 at 04:20
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 7 June 2003 at 20:28
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2003 at 11:16
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 June 2003 at 14:45

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 41 / 994

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

1 day after point of apogee on 28 May 2003 at 13:05 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 June 2003 at 23:18 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 405 306 km

Moon is 405 306 km (251 845 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 427 km (223 959 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 16 May 2003 at 10:51 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 May 2003 at 08:33 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

26 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 northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 19 May 2003 at 03:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.503°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.491° in the next northern standstill on 2 June 2003 at 15:27 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 31 May 2003 at 04:20 in ♊ Gemini, 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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