Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 February 2003 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | February 2003

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

Waxing Crescent 23% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 1 February 2003 at 10:48.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2003 after 10 days on 16 February 2003 at 23:51.

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 38 / 991

The Moon is 5 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.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 47 minutes. It is 57 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 3 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠90.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠90.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠127.8°.

Moon before perigee

13 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 day, 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 404 708 km

The Moon is 404 708 km (251 474 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 551 km (251 376 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 27 January 2003 at 15:23 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 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

22 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 northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 30 January 2003 at 00:31 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.834°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.923° at the point of next northern standstill on 13 February 2003 at 10:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 16 February 2003 at 23:51 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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