Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 9 November 2003 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1937".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2003.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
14 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 November 2003 at 12:05 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 405 250 km (251 811 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 298 km (252 462 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 09:48 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 23 November 2003 at 06:02 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 09:48 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 29 October 2003 at 23:54 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.091°. Next 3 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.