Gibbous ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 26 November 2004 at 20:07.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2004 after 26 days on 26 December 2004 at 15:06.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee on this date at 11:25, this is 15 days after last perigee on 14 November 2004 at 13:54 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 12 December 2004 at 21:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 405 953 km (252 247 mi) away from Earth. It is 545 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 756 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its ascending node on 24 November 2004 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 December 2004 at 16:57 in ♎ Libra.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 29 November 2004 at 08:28 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.963°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.935° in the next southern standstill on 13 December 2004 at 00:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 12 December 2004 at 01:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.