Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 30 November 2003 at 17:16.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2003 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
12 days 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 December 2003 at 12:05 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 404 804 km (251 534 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 281 km (252 451 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 16:00 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 20 December 2003 at 16:07 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 16:00 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
10 days since the previous standstill on 26 November 2003 at 09:16 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.092°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.057° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 December 2003 at 15:56 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 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.