Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 25 October 2003 at 12:50.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2003 after 13 days on 9 November 2003 at 01:14.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠344°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠359.8°.
Moon is at perigee at 11:34. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 14 October 2003 at 02:27 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 10 November 2003 at 12:05 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 358 549 km (222 792 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 959 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 807 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 18:43 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 9 November 2003 at 09:48 in ♉ Taurus.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
9 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 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.091° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 October 2003 at 23:54 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 13 days on 9 November 2003 at 01:14 in ♉ Taurus 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.