Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 12 February 2003 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 9 February 2003 at 11:11.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2003 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 7 February 2003 at 21:58 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 February 2003 at 16:19 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 394 947 km (245 409 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 844 km (226 704 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 10 February 2003 at 17:39 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 February 2003 at 15:47 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 30 January 2003 at 00:31 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.834°. Next day 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 4 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.