Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 5 February 2003 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 1 February 2003 at 10:48.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2003 after 11 days on 16 February 2003 at 23:51.
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.
The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 38 of Meeus index or 991 from Brown series.
Length of current 38 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 47 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 39 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠90.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠127.8°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 23 January 2003 at 22:43 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 February 2003 at 21:58 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 402 986 km (250 404 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 551 km (251 376 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 27 January 2003 at 15:23 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 February 2003 at 17:39 in ♉ Taurus.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 30 January 2003 at 00:31 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.834°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.923° in the next northern standstill on 13 February 2003 at 10:59 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 16 February 2003 at 23:51 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.