Crescent ♉ Taurus
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 1 February 2003 at 10:48.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2003 after 9 days on 16 February 2003 at 23:51.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 38 of Meeus index or 991 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 47 minutes. It is 57 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 3 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠90.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠127.8°.
Moon is at apogee at 21:58. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 23 January 2003 at 22:43 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 19 February 2003 at 16:19 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 551 km (251 376 mi) away from Earth. It is 857 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 158 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
10 days after descending node on 27 January 2003 at 15:23 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 February 2003 at 17:39 in ♉ Taurus.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 30 January 2003 at 00:31 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.834°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.923° at the point of next northern standstill on 13 February 2003 at 10:59 in ♋ Cancer.
In 9 days on 16 February 2003 at 23:51 in ♌ Leo 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.