Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 April 2003 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | April 2003

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

Waxing Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 9 April 2003 at 23:40.

Moonrise and moonset

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.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1923"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1913".

Pink Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2003 after 3 days on 16 April 2003 at 19:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 16 April 2003 at 19:36
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 23 April 2003 at 12:18
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 1 May 2003 at 12:15
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2003 at 11:53

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 40 / 993

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 40 of Meeus index or 993 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2003. It is 51 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠157.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠157.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠181.7°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 4 April 2003 at 04:31 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 April 2003 at 04:58 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 372 820 km

The Moon is 372 820 km (231 660 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 158 km (221 928 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 5 April 2003 at 21:41 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 April 2003 at 00:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

7 days 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 after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 9 April 2003 at 03:25 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.383°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.442° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 April 2003 at 17:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 16 April 2003 at 19:36 in ♎ Libra 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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