Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2003 after 13 days on 14 June 2003 at 11:16.
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 04:20 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 42 of Meeus index or 995 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 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 1 hour and 35 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 28 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠205.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠234.1°.
2 days after point of apogee on 28 May 2003 at 13:05 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 12 June 2003 at 23:18 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 402 258 km (249 952 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 427 km (223 959 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 30 May 2003 at 08:33 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 June 2003 at 21:16 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 19 May 2003 at 03:13 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.503°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.491° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 June 2003 at 15:27 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.