Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 September 2003 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | September 2003

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 26 September 2003 at 03:09.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1914".

Hunter Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2003 after 12 days on 10 October 2003 at 07:27.

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 46 / 999

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 46 of Meeus index or 999 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 46 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 41 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2003. It is 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 47 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 6 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠325.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠325.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠344°. 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

11 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 day, 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 366 313 km

Moon is 366 313 km (227 616 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 837 km (225 456 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 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 day, 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

11 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 19 September 2003 at 19:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.874°. Next 5 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 12 days

After 12 days on 10 October 2003 at 07:27 in ♈ Aries, 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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