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Moon phase on 23 November 2003 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | November 2003

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 23 November 2003 at 22:59 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1943".

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2003 after 15 days on 8 December 2003 at 20:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 48 / 1001

At 22:59 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 48 of Meeus index or 1001 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

29 days, 10 hours and 44 minutes is the length of new lunation 48. It is 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 49 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠359.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠359.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:14, this is 13 days after last apogee on 10 November 2003 at 12:05 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 December 2003 at 12:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 356 812 km

This perigee Moon is 356 812 km (221 713 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2003. It is 5 696 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 387 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 06:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 6 December 2003 at 16:00 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

14 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 southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 13 November 2003 at 10:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.105°. Next 2 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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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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