Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 October 2003 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Cancer.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2003 | October 2003

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

Waning Gibbous 60% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 7 days on 10 October 2003 at 07:27.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1797"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1926".

Hunter Moon before 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2003 after 22 days on 9 November 2003 at 01:14.

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 46 / 999

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 46 of Meeus index or 999 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 14 October 2003 at 02:27 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 October 2003 at 11:34 in ♏ Scorpio.

Previous apogeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 398 828 km

Moon is 398 828 km (247 820 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 549 km (222 792 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 13 October 2003 at 03:40 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 October 2003 at 18:43 in ♏ Scorpio.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon in northern standstill

At 03:41 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.054°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.091° in its southern standstill point on 29 October 2003 at 23:54 in ♑ Capricorn.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 25 October 2003 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page