Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 March 2003 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | March 2003

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

Waxing Crescent 42% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 3 March 2003 at 02:35.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1788"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2003 after 7 days on 18 March 2003 at 10:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 1 April 2003 at 19:19

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 39 / 992

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 39 of Meeus index or 992 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 44 minutes. It is 12 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 4 hours longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 3 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠127.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠127.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠157.7°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 7 March 2003 at 16:34 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 March 2003 at 18:57 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 400 819 km

The Moon is 400 819 km (249 057 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 818 km (223 581 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 9 March 2003 at 19:23 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 March 2003 at 17:37 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 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 2 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 7 days

In 7 days on 18 March 2003 at 10:34 in ♍ Virgo 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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