Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2002 after 15 days on 19 December 2002 at 19:10.
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 07:34 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 36 of Meeus index or 989 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 38 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠32.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠56.5°.
2 days after point of perigee on 2 December 2002 at 08:53 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 December 2002 at 03:57 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 370 793 km (230 400 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 912 km (251 601 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 02:12 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 18 December 2002 at 06:47 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 23 November 2002 at 12:14 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.812°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-25.808° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 December 2002 at 07:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.