Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 September 2003 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | September 2003

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

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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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 18 September 2003 at 19:03.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1873"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1873" and ∠1912".

Hunter Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2003 after 16 days on 10 October 2003 at 07:27.

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

7 days after point of apogee on 16 September 2003 at 09:22 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 September 2003 at 05:59 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 382 769 km

Moon is 382 769 km (237 842 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 837 km (225 456 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 15 September 2003 at 23:28 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 September 2003 at 10:34 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

7 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

3 days after previous North standstill on 19 September 2003 at 19:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.874°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.963° in the next southern standstill on 2 October 2003 at 17:06 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 26 September 2003 at 03:09 in ♎ Libra, 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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