Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 June 2003 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | June 2003

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

Waxing Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 7 June 2003 at 20:28.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2003 after 1 day on 14 June 2003 at 11:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2003 at 11:16
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 June 2003 at 14:45
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 29 June 2003 at 18:39
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 7 July 2003 at 02:32

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 42 / 995

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 42 of Meeus index or 995 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 42 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 43 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 35 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 28 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠205.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠205.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠234.1°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:18, this is 15 days after last apogee on 28 May 2003 at 13:05 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 June 2003 at 02:25 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 360 427 km

This perigee Moon is 360 427 km (223 959 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 081 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 929 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 21:16 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 26 June 2003 at 14:34 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 2 June 2003 at 15:27 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.491°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.477° in the next southern standstill on 15 June 2003 at 13:28 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 14 June 2003 at 11:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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