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Moon phase on 22 June 2003 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | June 2003

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

Waning Crescent 42% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 21 June 2003 at 14:45.

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 ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2003 after 21 days on 13 July 2003 at 19:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 29 June 2003 at 18:39
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 7 July 2003 at 02:32
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 13 July 2003 at 19:21
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 21 July 2003 at 07:01

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

9 days after point of perigee on 12 June 2003 at 23:18 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 25 June 2003 at 02:25 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 401 533 km

Moon is 401 533 km (249 501 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 233 km (251 800 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 12 June 2003 at 21:16 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 26 June 2003 at 14:34 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

23 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 15 June 2003 at 13:28 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.477°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.455° in the next northern standstill on 29 June 2003 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 29 June 2003 at 18:39 in ♋ Cancer, 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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