Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 August 2003 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | August 2003

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

Waxing Gibbous 74% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 5 August 2003 at 07:28.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2003 after 4 days on 12 August 2003 at 04:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 44 / 997

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 44 of Meeus index or 997 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 44 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes. It is 51 minutes longer than next lunation 45 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠268.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠268.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠301°. 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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 6 August 2003 at 14:06 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 August 2003 at 14:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 364 984 km

Moon is 364 984 km (226 791 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 102 km (251 097 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 6 August 2003 at 06:49 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 August 2003 at 21:08 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

14 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 southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 27 July 2003 at 03:55 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.493°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.553° in the next southern standstill on 9 August 2003 at 06:19 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 12 August 2003 at 04:48 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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