Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 April 2003 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | April 2003

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

Waning Gibbous 61% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 16 April 2003 at 19:36.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1904"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1909".

Pink Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2003 after 23 days on 16 May 2003 at 03:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 16 May 2003 at 03:36

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 40 / 993

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 17 April 2003 at 04:58 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 May 2003 at 07:39 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 376 452 km

The Moon is 376 452 km (233 916 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 530 km (252 606 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 19 April 2003 at 00:24 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 May 2003 at 02:17 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

16 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

1 day since the previous standstill on 21 April 2003 at 17:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.442°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.496° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 May 2003 at 09:48 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 1 May 2003 at 12:15 in ♉ Taurus 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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