Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 October 2003 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | October 2003

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

Waxing Crescent 13% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 25 October 2003 at 12:50.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1931".

Beaver Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2003 after 11 days on 9 November 2003 at 01:14.

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 47 / 1000

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 47 of Meeus index or 1000 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 9 minutes. It is 35 minutes shorter 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 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠344°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠344°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠359.8°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2003 at 11:34 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 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 November 2003 at 12:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 124 km

The Moon is 364 124 km (226 256 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 298 km (252 462 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 26 October 2003 at 18:43 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 9 November 2003 at 09:48 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

11 days since the previous standstill on 17 October 2003 at 03:41 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.054°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-27.091° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 October 2003 at 23:54 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 9 November 2003 at 01:14 in ♉ Taurus 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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