Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 23 November 2003 at 22:59.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2003 after 13 days on 8 December 2003 at 20:37.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠359.8°. At the beginning of 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 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 December 2003 at 12:05 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 364 733 km (226 635 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 281 km (252 451 mi).
2 days after descending node on 23 November 2003 at 06:02 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 December 2003 at 16:00 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 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.
In 13 days on 8 December 2003 at 20:37 in ♊ Gemini 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.