Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 6 February 2004 at 08:47 UTC.
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1946".
The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2004.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°.
5 days after point of apogee on 31 January 2004 at 14:00 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 16 February 2004 at 07:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 391 286 km (243 134 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 320 km (228 863 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 29 January 2004 at 22:07 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 February 2004 at 21:44 in ♏ Scorpio.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 3 February 2004 at 04:10 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.131°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.229° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 February 2004 at 13:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.