Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 1 April 2003 at 19:19.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2003 after 13 days on 16 April 2003 at 19:36.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 40 of Meeus index or 993 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2003. It is 51 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠157.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠181.7°.
14 days after point of perigee on 19 March 2003 at 18:57 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 April 2003 at 04:31 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 405 427 km (251 921 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 211 km (252 408 mi).
11 days after descending node on 22 March 2003 at 17:37 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 April 2003 at 21:41 in ♉ Taurus.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 25 March 2003 at 11:01 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.258°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.383° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 April 2003 at 03:25 in ♋ Cancer.
In 13 days on 16 April 2003 at 19:36 in ♎ Libra 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.