Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 June 2003 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | June 2003

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

Waning Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 14 June 2003 at 11:16.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1885"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2003 after 26 days on 13 July 2003 at 19:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 June 2003 at 14:45
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 29 June 2003 at 18:39
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 7 July 2003 at 02:32
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 13 July 2003 at 19:21

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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 12 June 2003 at 23:18 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 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 June 2003 at 02:25 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 380 267 km

The Moon is 380 267 km (236 287 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 233 km (251 800 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 12 June 2003 at 21:16 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 June 2003 at 14:34 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

18 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 15 June 2003 at 13:28 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.477°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.455° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 June 2003 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 29 June 2003 at 18:39 in ♋ Cancer 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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