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Moon phase on 24 November 2003 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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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 ♐ Sagittarius.

* 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1944".

Cold Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2003 after 14 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 23 November 2003 at 23:14 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 December 2003 at 12:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 363 468 km

Moon is 363 468 km (225 849 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 281 km (252 451 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 23 November 2003 at 06:02 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 December 2003 at 16:00 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

15 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

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