Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 29 January 2004 at 06:03.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2004 after 5 days on 6 February 2004 at 08:47.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠33.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠59.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 14:00. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 19 January 2004 at 19:25 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 16 February 2004 at 07:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 404 807 km (251 535 mi) away from Earth. It is 601 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 902 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after ascending node on 29 January 2004 at 22:07 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 February 2004 at 21:44 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 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 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.131° at the point of next northern standstill on 3 February 2004 at 04:10 in ♋ Cancer.
In 5 days on 6 February 2004 at 08:47 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.