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Moon phase on 30 June 2003 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | June 2003

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 29 June 2003 at 18:39 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 13 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 29 July 2003 at 06:53

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 43 / 996

At 18:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 43 of Meeus index or 996 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes is the length of new lunation 43. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 44 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠234.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠234.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠268.5°. 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 25 June 2003 at 02:25 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 July 2003 at 22:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 393 760 km

Moon is 393 760 km (244 671 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 143 km (226 889 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 26 June 2003 at 14:34 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 10 July 2003 at 04:17 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 29 June 2003 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.455°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.465° in the next southern standstill on 12 July 2003 at 22:53 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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