Crescent ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 1 May 2003 at 12:15.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2003 after 12 days on 16 May 2003 at 03:36.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠181.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠205.5°.
2 days after point of apogee on 1 May 2003 at 07:39 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 15 May 2003 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 403 428 km (250 679 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 449 km (222 109 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 02:17 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 16 May 2003 at 10:51 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 02:17 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
11 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 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.496° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 May 2003 at 09:48 in ♋ Cancer.
In 12 days on 16 May 2003 at 03:36 in ♏ Scorpio 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.