Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2003 after 14 days on 8 December 2003 at 20:37.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 22:59 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 48 of Meeus index or 1001 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 44 minutes is the length of new lunation 48. It is 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 49 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠359.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠15.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of perigee on 23 November 2003 at 23:14 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 December 2003 at 12:05 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 468 km (225 849 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 281 km (252 451 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 23 November 2003 at 06:02 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 December 2003 at 16:00 in ♉ Taurus.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 13 November 2003 at 10:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.105°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.092° in the next southern standstill on 26 November 2003 at 09:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.