Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 July 2003 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | July 2003

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

Waxing Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 7 July 2003 at 02:32.

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 is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2003 after 5 days on 13 July 2003 at 19:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 5 August 2003 at 07:28

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 43 / 996

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 43 of Meeus index or 996 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 43 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. 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 before perigee

13 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 2 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 363 691 km

Moon is 363 691 km (225 987 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 143 km (226 889 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 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 day, 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

11 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 29 June 2003 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.455°. Next 4 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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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 13 July 2003 at 19:21 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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