Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1889".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2003.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠205.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠234.1°.
1 day after point of perigee on 12 June 2003 at 23:18 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 June 2003 at 02:25 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 367 665 km (228 456 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 233 km (251 800 mi).
1 day after descending node on 12 June 2003 at 21:16 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 June 2003 at 14:34 in ♉ Taurus.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 2 June 2003 at 15:27 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.491°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-26.477° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 June 2003 at 13:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.