Crescent ♌ Leo
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 5 November 2004 at 05:53 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2004 after 21 days on 26 November 2004 at 20:07.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 59 of Meeus index or 1012 from Brown series.
Length of current 59 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 39 minutes. It is 37 minutes longer than next lunation 60 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠302.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠327.5°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 2 November 2004 at 18:09 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2004 at 13:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 401 084 km (249 222 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 313 km (225 131 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 27 October 2004 at 21:41 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 November 2004 at 07:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 2 November 2004 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.042°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.013° in the next southern standstill on 15 November 2004 at 14:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 12 November 2004 at 14:27 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.