Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 12 November 2004 at 14:27.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2004 after 12 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 60 of Meeus index or 1013 from Brown series.
Length of current 60 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 61 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠327.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.8°. 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 perigee on this date at 13:54, this is 11 days after last apogee on 2 November 2004 at 18:09 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 November 2004 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 362 313 km (225 131 mi) away from Earth. It is 195 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 043 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 11 November 2004 at 07:43 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 November 2004 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 2 November 2004 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.042°. Next day 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 12 days on 26 November 2004 at 20:07 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.