Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 November 2003 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | November 2003

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 1 November 2003 at 04:25.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1783"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1936".

Beaver Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2003 after 1 day on 9 November 2003 at 01:14.

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 47 / 1000

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 47 of Meeus index or 1000 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 47 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 9 minutes. It is 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 48 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠344°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠344°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠359.8°. 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

12 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2003 at 11:34 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 November 2003 at 12:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 402 069 km

Moon is 402 069 km (249 834 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 298 km (252 462 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 26 October 2003 at 18:43 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 November 2003 at 09:48 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

25 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 29 October 2003 at 23:54 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.091°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.105° in the next northern standstill on 13 November 2003 at 10:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 9 November 2003 at 01:14 in ♉ Taurus, 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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