Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 December 2003 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2003 | December 2003

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

Waxing Crescent 21% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 23 December 2003 at 09:43.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1881"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2004 after 11 days on 7 January 2004 at 15:40.

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 49 / 1002

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 49 of Meeus index or 1002 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 51 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 47 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠15.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠15.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠33.9°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 22 December 2003 at 11:53 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 3 January 2004 at 20:19 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 381 129 km

The Moon is 381 129 km (236 823 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 707 km (252 095 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after descending node on 20 December 2003 at 16:07 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 January 2004 at 20:11 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

20 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 after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 23 December 2003 at 20:12 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.044°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.031° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 January 2004 at 21:36 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 7 January 2004 at 15:40 in ♋ Cancer 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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