Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 29 July 2003 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.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 about ∠9° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1852" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2003 after 13 days on 12 August 2003 at 04:48.
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 06:53 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 44 of Meeus index or 997 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes is the length of new lunation 44. It is 51 minutes longer than next lunation 45 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠268.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠301°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 22 July 2003 at 19:37 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 August 2003 at 14:06 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 386 960 km (240 446 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 437 km (229 558 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 23 July 2003 at 18:44 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 August 2003 at 06:49 in ♏ Scorpio.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 27 July 2003 at 03:55 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.493°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.553° in the next southern standstill on 9 August 2003 at 06:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.