Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 August 2003 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | August 2003

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 27 August 2003 at 17:26.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1910"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2003 after 13 days on 10 September 2003 at 16:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 45 / 998

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 45 of Meeus index or 998 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 45 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 minutes longer than next lunation 46 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠301°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠301°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠325.5°. 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

8 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 3 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 375 221 km

Moon is 375 221 km (233 152 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 929 km (228 620 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 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 4 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

8 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 23 August 2003 at 11:41 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.649°. Next 7 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 13 days

After 13 days on 10 September 2003 at 16:36 in ♓ Pisces, 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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