Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 26 June 2003 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 21 June 2003 at 14:45.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2003 after 17 days on 13 July 2003 at 19:21.
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.
The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 42 of Meeus index or 995 from Brown series.
Length of current 42 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 43 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 35 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 28 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠205.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠234.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of apogee on 25 June 2003 at 02:25 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 July 2003 at 22:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 404 882 km (251 582 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 143 km (226 889 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 14:34 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 10 July 2003 at 04:17 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 14:34 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 15 June 2003 at 13:28 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.477°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.455° in the next northern standstill on 29 June 2003 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 29 June 2003 at 18:39 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.