Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 January 2003 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | January 2003

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

Waning Crescent 17% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 25 January 2003 at 08:33.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1935"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1948".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2003 after 19 days on 16 February 2003 at 23:51.

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 37 / 990

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 37 of Meeus index or 990 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 41 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 21 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠56.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠56.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠90.6°.

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 23 January 2003 at 22:43 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 February 2003 at 21:58 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 370 353 km

The Moon is 370 353 km (230 127 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 551 km (251 376 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 27 January 2003 at 15:23 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 February 2003 at 17:39 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 17 January 2003 at 02:11 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.794°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-25.834° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 January 2003 at 00:31 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 1 February 2003 at 10:48 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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