Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 September 2003 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | September 2003

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

Waxing Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 3 September 2003 at 12:34.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1900"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1900" and ∠1904".

Harvest Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2003 after 3 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 45 / 998

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 31 August 2003 at 18:47 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 September 2003 at 09:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 377 236 km

Moon is 377 236 km (234 404 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 713 km (251 477 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 2 September 2003 at 07:23 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 September 2003 at 23:28 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

18 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

2 days after previous South standstill on 5 September 2003 at 11:54 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.746°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.874° in the next northern standstill on 19 September 2003 at 19:56 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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