Quarter* ♐ Sagittarius
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 6 March 2004 at 23:14.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2004 after 23 days on 5 April 2004 at 11:03.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
Moon is at perigee at 03:37. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 28 February 2004 at 10:45 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 27 March 2004 at 07:02 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 369 511 km (229 603 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 003 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 845 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 10 March 2004 at 23:05 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 March 2004 at 04:55 in ♉ Taurus.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 1 March 2004 at 11:47 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.341°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.445° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 March 2004 at 19:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 8 days on 20 March 2004 at 22:41 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.