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Moon phase on 10 September 2003 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | September 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 14 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 10 September 2003 at 16:36 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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1832"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1906".

It is Harvest Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 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 45 / 998

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before apogee

9 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 5 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 391 302 km

Moon is 391 302 km (243 144 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 713 km (251 477 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 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 5 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

21 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

5 days after previous South standstill on 5 September 2003 at 11:54 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.746°. Next 9 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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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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