Crescent ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 29 June 2003 at 18:39.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2003 after 12 days on 13 July 2003 at 19:21.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 43 of Meeus index or 996 from Brown series.
Length of current 43 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 44 length.
Length of current synodic month is 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠234.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠268.5°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 25 June 2003 at 02:25 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 July 2003 at 22:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 389 370 km (241 943 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 143 km (226 889 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 26 June 2003 at 14:34 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 July 2003 at 04:17 in ♏ Scorpio.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 29 June 2003 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.455°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.465° in the next southern standstill on 12 July 2003 at 22:53 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 13 July 2003 at 19:21 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.