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Moon phase on 12 August 2003 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | August 2003

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

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 12 August 2003 at 04:48 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1865"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1865" and ∠1894".

It is Sturgeon Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2003.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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

Lunation 44 / 997

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

5 days 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 7 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 384 358 km

Moon is 384 358 km (238 829 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 102 km (251 097 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days 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 7 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

19 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

3 days after previous South standstill on 9 August 2003 at 06:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.553°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.649° in the next northern standstill on 23 August 2003 at 11:41 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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