Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 7 August 2004 at 22:01.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2004 after 18 days on 30 August 2004 at 02:22.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 56 of Meeus index or 1009 from Brown series.
Length of current 56 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute. It is 55 minutes longer than next lunation 57 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠205.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠234°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 09:34, this is 12 days after last perigee on 30 July 2004 at 06:25 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 27 August 2004 at 05:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 405 291 km (251 836 mi) away from Earth. It is 117 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 418 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 7 August 2004 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 August 2004 at 12:11 in ♏ Scorpio.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 29 July 2004 at 13:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.607°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.674° in the next northern standstill on 12 August 2004 at 02:38 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 16 August 2004 at 01:24 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.