Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 30 October 2003 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 25 October 2003 at 12:50.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2003 after 9 days on 9 November 2003 at 01:14.
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.
The Moon is 6 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.
Length of current 47 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 9 minutes. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2003 at 11:34 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 November 2003 at 12:05 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 369 106 km (229 352 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 298 km (252 462 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 26 October 2003 at 18:43 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 November 2003 at 09:48 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 29 October 2003 at 23:54 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.091°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.105° in the next northern standstill on 13 November 2003 at 10:16 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 days on 9 November 2003 at 01:14 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.