Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 20 March 2004 at 22:41.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2004 after 11 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 52 of Meeus index or 1005 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes. It is 51 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 1 hour and 56 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 7 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠93.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠129.7°.
12 days after point of perigee on 12 March 2004 at 03:37 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 27 March 2004 at 07:02 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 402 192 km (249 911 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 520 km (251 357 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 04:55 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 7 April 2004 at 05:05 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 04:55 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
9 days since the previous standstill on 14 March 2004 at 19:20 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.445°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.541° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 March 2004 at 19:53 in ♋ Cancer.
In 11 days on 5 April 2004 at 11:03 in ♎ Libra 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.