Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 July 2003 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | July 2003

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

Waxing Crescent 32% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 29 June 2003 at 18:39.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1931"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2003 after 8 days on 13 July 2003 at 19:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 7 July 2003 at 02:32
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 13 July 2003 at 19:21
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 21 July 2003 at 07:01
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 29 July 2003 at 06:53

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 43 / 996

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 43 of Meeus index or 996 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠234.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠234.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠268.5°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 25 June 2003 at 02:25 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 July 2003 at 22:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 371 238 km

The Moon is 371 238 km (230 677 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 143 km (226 889 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 26 June 2003 at 14:34 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 July 2003 at 04:17 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

8 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 after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 29 June 2003 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.455°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.465° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 July 2003 at 22:53 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 13 July 2003 at 19:21 in ♑ Capricorn 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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