Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 March 2003 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | March 2003

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 23 February 2003 at 16:46.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1835"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2003 after 16 days on 18 March 2003 at 10:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 3 March 2003 at 02:35
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 11 March 2003 at 07:15
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 18 March 2003 at 10:34
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 25 March 2003 at 01:51

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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

9 days after point of perigee on 19 February 2003 at 16:19 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 March 2003 at 16:34 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 390 600 km

The Moon is 390 600 km (242 708 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 383 km (251 893 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 23 February 2003 at 15:47 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 March 2003 at 19:23 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 26 February 2003 at 05:53 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.015°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.158° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 March 2003 at 19:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 3 March 2003 at 02:35 in ♓ Pisces 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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