Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2003 after 13 days on 13 July 2003 at 19:21.
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 18:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 43 of Meeus index or 996 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 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 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠234.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠268.5°.
5 days after point of apogee on 25 June 2003 at 02:25 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 July 2003 at 22:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 393 760 km (244 671 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 143 km (226 889 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 26 June 2003 at 14:34 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 July 2003 at 04:17 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 29 June 2003 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.455°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.465° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 July 2003 at 22:53 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.