Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 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 about ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2004 after 10 days on 6 March 2004 at 23:14.
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 5 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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 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 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠59.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠93.6°.
9 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 February 2004 at 10:45 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 401 169 km (249 275 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 259 km (251 195 mi).
12 days after descending node on 12 February 2004 at 21:44 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 February 2004 at 00:15 in ♉ Taurus.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 16 February 2004 at 13:51 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.229°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.341° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 March 2004 at 11:47 in ♋ Cancer.
In 10 days on 6 March 2004 at 23:14 in ♍ Virgo 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.