Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 July 2003 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | July 2003

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 7 July 2003 at 02:32.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1942"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2003 after 1 day on 13 July 2003 at 19:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 5 August 2003 at 07:28

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 43 / 996

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 10 July 2003 at 22:05 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 July 2003 at 19:37 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 369 076 km

The Moon is 369 076 km (229 333 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 330 km (251 239 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 10 July 2003 at 04:17 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 23 July 2003 at 18:44 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

15 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 at southern standstill

At 22:53 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.465°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.493° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 27 July 2003 at 03:55.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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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