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Moon phase on 2 March 2003 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | March 2003

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 3 March 2003 at 02:35 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1815" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2003 after 15 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

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 38 / 991

At 10:48 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with 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°

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

Moon before perigee

10 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 5 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 394 867 km

The Moon is 394 867 km (245 359 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 383 km (251 893 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 23 February 2003 at 15:47 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 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

19 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

4 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 10 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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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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