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Moon phase on 24 August 2003 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | August 2003

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

Waning Crescent 12% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 20 August 2003 at 00:48.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1819"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1898".

Harvest Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2003 after 17 days on 10 September 2003 at 16:36.

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

4 days after point of apogee on 19 August 2003 at 14:22 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 August 2003 at 18:47 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 394 036 km

Moon is 394 036 km (244 843 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 929 km (228 620 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 19 August 2003 at 21:08 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 September 2003 at 07:23 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

4 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 23 August 2003 at 11:41 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.649°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.746° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2003 at 11:54 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 27 August 2003 at 17:26 in ♌ Leo, 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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