Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 June 2003 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | June 2003

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 31 May 2003 at 04:20.

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 ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1794"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2003 after 12 days on 14 June 2003 at 11:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 29 June 2003 at 18:39

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 42 / 995

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 42 of Meeus index or 995 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 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 1 hour and 35 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 28 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠205.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠205.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠234.1°.

Moon after apogee

3 days 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 11 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 399 457 km

The Moon is 399 457 km (248 211 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 427 km (223 959 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 30 May 2003 at 08:33 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 June 2003 at 21:16 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

2 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 before northern standstill

13 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 day 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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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 14 June 2003 at 11:16 in ♐ Sagittarius 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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