Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 about ∠14° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2003 after 12 days on 16 April 2003 at 19:36.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 2 days 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°.
Moon is at apogee at 04:31. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 19 March 2003 at 18:57 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 17 April 2003 at 04:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 406 211 km (252 408 mi) away from Earth. It is 803 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 498 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after descending node on 22 March 2003 at 17:37 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 April 2003 at 21:41 in ♉ Taurus.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 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 4 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 12 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.