Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 27 August 2003 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.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 ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2003 after 14 days on 10 September 2003 at 16:36.
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 17:26 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 45 of Meeus index or 998 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 43 minutes is the length of new lunation 45. It is 2 minutes longer than next lunation 46 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠301°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠325.5°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 19 August 2003 at 14:22 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 August 2003 at 18:47 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 379 875 km (236 043 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 929 km (228 620 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 19 August 2003 at 21:08 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 September 2003 at 07:23 in ♏ Scorpio.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 23 August 2003 at 11:41 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.649°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.746° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2003 at 11:54 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.