Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 November 2003 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | November 2003

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 17 November 2003 at 04:15.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1943".

Cold Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2003 after 16 days on 8 December 2003 at 20:37.

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

11 days 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 day, 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 364 652 km

Moon is 364 652 km (226 584 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 812 km (221 713 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 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 day, 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

13 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

9 days after previous North standstill on 13 November 2003 at 10:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.105°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.092° in the next southern standstill on 26 November 2003 at 09:16 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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