Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2003 after 14 days on 8 December 2003 at 20:37.
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 22:59 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 48 of Meeus index or 1001 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 44 minutes. It is 38 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 9 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠359.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠15.5°.
1 day after point of perigee on 23 November 2003 at 23:14 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 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 December 2003 at 12:05 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 363 468 km (225 849 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 281 km (252 451 mi).
1 day after descending node on 23 November 2003 at 06:02 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 December 2003 at 16:00 in ♉ Taurus.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 13 November 2003 at 10:16 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.105°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-27.092° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 November 2003 at 09:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.