Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2003 after 14 days on 9 November 2003 at 01:14.
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 12:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 47 of Meeus index or 1000 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 9 minutes. It is 35 minutes shorter 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 2 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠344°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠359.8°.
11 days after point of apogee on 14 October 2003 at 02:27 in ♊ Gemini. 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 26 October 2003 at 11:34 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 365 367 km (227 029 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 549 km (222 792 mi).
12 days after ascending node on 13 October 2003 at 03:40 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 26 October 2003 at 18:43 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.
8 days since the previous standstill on 17 October 2003 at 03:41 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.054°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.091° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 October 2003 at 23:54 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.