Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 November 2003 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | November 2003

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

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 17 November 2003 at 04:15.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1942".

Cold Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2003 after 17 days on 8 December 2003 at 20:37.

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 10 November 2003 at 12:05 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 November 2003 at 23:14 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 367 020 km

The Moon is 367 020 km (228 056 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 812 km (221 713 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 9 November 2003 at 09:48 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 November 2003 at 06:02 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 13 November 2003 at 10:16 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.105°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.092° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 November 2003 at 09:16 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 23 November 2003 at 22:59 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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