Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 25 October 2003 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.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 ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2003 after 14 days on 9 November 2003 at 01:14.
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 12:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 47 of Meeus index or 1000 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 47. It is 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 48 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠344°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠359.8°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 14 October 2003 at 02:27 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 October 2003 at 11:34 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 365 367 km (227 029 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 549 km (222 792 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 13 October 2003 at 03:40 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 October 2003 at 18:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 17 October 2003 at 03:41 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.054°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.091° in the next southern standstill on 29 October 2003 at 23:54 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.