Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2003 after 14 days on 16 May 2003 at 03:36.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 12:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 41 of Meeus index or 994 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 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 3 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠181.7°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠205.5°.
Moon is at apogee at 07:39. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 17 April 2003 at 04:58 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 15 May 2003 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 406 530 km (252 606 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2003. It is 1 122 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 179 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after descending node on 19 April 2003 at 00:24 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 3 May 2003 at 02:17 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.
9 days since the previous standstill on 21 April 2003 at 17:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.442°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.496° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 May 2003 at 09:48 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.