Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 5 November 2004 at 05:53.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2004 after 15 days on 26 November 2004 at 20:07.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
8 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2004 at 13:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 374 804 km (232 892 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 313 km (225 131 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 07:43 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 24 November 2004 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 2 November 2004 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.042°. Next 4 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 1 day 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.