Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 9 February 2003 at 11:11.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2003 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
5 days after point of apogee on 7 February 2003 at 21:58 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 February 2003 at 16:19 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 390 537 km (242 668 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 844 km (226 704 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 10 February 2003 at 17:39 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 February 2003 at 15:47 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 10:59 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠25.923°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-26.015° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 26 February 2003 at 05:53.
In 3 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.