Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 November 2003 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | November 2003

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

Waning Gibbous 90% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 9 November 2003 at 01:14.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1939".

Beaver Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2003 after 26 days on 8 December 2003 at 20:37.

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 47 / 1000

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 10 November 2003 at 12:05 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 November 2003 at 23:14 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 403 127 km

Moon is 403 127 km (250 492 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 812 km (221 713 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 9 November 2003 at 09:48 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 November 2003 at 06:02 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

3 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 northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 29 October 2003 at 23:54 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.091°. Next day 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 11 days

After 11 days on 23 November 2003 at 22:59 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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