Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 9 November 2003 at 01:14 UTC.
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1937".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2003.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°.
14 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2003 at 11:34 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 November 2003 at 12:05 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 405 250 km (251 811 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 298 km (252 462 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 09:48 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 23 November 2003 at 06:02 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 09:48 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
10 days since the previous standstill on 29 October 2003 at 23:54 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.091°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.105° at the point of next northern standstill on 13 November 2003 at 10:16 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.