Crescent ♊ Gemini
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 3 March 2003 at 02:35.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2003 after 8 days on 18 March 2003 at 10:34.
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 39 of Meeus index or 992 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 44 minutes. It is 12 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 hours longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 3 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠127.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠157.7°.
1 day after point of apogee on 7 March 2003 at 16:34 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 March 2003 at 18:57 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 403 313 km (250 607 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 818 km (223 581 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 19:23 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 22 March 2003 at 17:37 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 19:23 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
11 days since the previous standstill on 26 February 2003 at 05:53 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.015°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.158° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 March 2003 at 19:44 in ♋ Cancer.
In 8 days on 18 March 2003 at 10:34 in ♍ Virgo 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.