Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 August 2003 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | August 2003

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

Waxing Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 5 August 2003 at 07:28.

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1951"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2003 after 3 days on 12 August 2003 at 04:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 44 / 997

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 44 of Meeus index or 997 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes. It is 51 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 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠268.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠268.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠301°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 6 August 2003 at 14:06 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 August 2003 at 14:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 367 443 km

The Moon is 367 443 km (228 318 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 102 km (251 097 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 6 August 2003 at 06:49 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 19 August 2003 at 21:08 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 before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 27 July 2003 at 03:55 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.493°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-26.553° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 August 2003 at 06:19 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 12 August 2003 at 04:48 in ♒ Aquarius 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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