Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2004 after 14 days on 6 February 2004 at 08:47.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 21:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 50 of Meeus index or 1003 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 31 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠33.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠59.1°.
2 days after point of perigee on 19 January 2004 at 19:25 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 31 January 2004 at 14:00 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 373 415 km (232 029 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 807 km (251 535 mi).
5 days after descending node on 16 January 2004 at 21:08 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 January 2004 at 22:07 in ♉ Taurus.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 20 January 2004 at 06:17 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.072°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.131° at the point of next northern standstill on 3 February 2004 at 04:10 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.