Moon ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 29 June 2003 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2003 after 14 days on 13 July 2003 at 19:21.
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.
At 18:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 43 of Meeus index or 996 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes is the length of new lunation 43. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 44 length.
Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠234.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠268.5°. 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°).
4 days 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 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 July 2003 at 22:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 397 653 km (247 090 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 143 km (226 889 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 26 June 2003 at 14:34 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 July 2003 at 04:17 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 21:14 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.455°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.465° in its southern standstill point on 12 July 2003 at 22:53 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.