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Moon phase on 30 May 2003 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | May 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 ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 31 May 2003 at 04:20 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2003 after 14 days on 14 June 2003 at 11:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 31 May 2003 at 04:20
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 7 June 2003 at 20:28
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2003 at 11:16
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 June 2003 at 14:45

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 41 / 994

At 12:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 41 of Meeus index or 994 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 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 3 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠181.7°

The true anomaly is ∠181.7°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠205.5°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 28 May 2003 at 13:05 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 June 2003 at 23:18 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 231 km

The Moon is 404 231 km (251 177 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 427 km (223 959 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 08:33 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 12 June 2003 at 21:16 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 08:33 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 19 May 2003 at 03:13 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.503°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.491° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 June 2003 at 15:27 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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