Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 7 July 2003 at 02:32.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2003 after 4 days on 13 July 2003 at 19:21.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠234.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠268.5°.
14 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 July 2003 at 22:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 363 318 km (225 755 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 143 km (226 889 mi).
12 days after ascending node on 26 June 2003 at 14:34 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 July 2003 at 04:17 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days 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 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.465° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 July 2003 at 22:53 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 4 days on 13 July 2003 at 19:21 in ♑ Capricorn 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.