Quarter* ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 27 August 2003 at 17:26.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2003 after 8 days on 10 September 2003 at 16:36.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 45 of Meeus index or 998 from Brown series.
Length of current 45 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 minutes longer than next lunation 46 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠301°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠325.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of perigee on 31 August 2003 at 18:47 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 September 2003 at 09:22 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 363 334 km (225 765 mi) away from Earth. Moon is getting further over the next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will be 404 713 km (251 477 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 07:23 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 15 September 2003 at 23:28 in ♉ Taurus.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days after previous North standstill on 23 August 2003 at 11:41 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.649°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.746° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2003 at 11:54 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 days on 10 September 2003 at 16:36 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.