Crescent ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 20 February 2004 at 09:18.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2004 after 13 days on 6 March 2004 at 23:14.
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 51 of Meeus index or 1004 from Brown series.
Length of current 51 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 52 length.
Length of current synodic month is 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠59.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠93.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
6 days after point of perigee on 16 February 2004 at 07:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 February 2004 at 10:45 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 389 474 km (242 008 mi) away from Earth. Moon is getting further over the next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will be 404 259 km (251 195 mi).
9 days after descending node on 12 February 2004 at 21:44 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 February 2004 at 00:15 in ♉ Taurus.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days after previous South standstill on 16 February 2004 at 13:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.229°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.341° in the next northern standstill on 1 March 2004 at 11:47 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 6 March 2004 at 23:14 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.