Gibbous ♌ Leo
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 28 March 2004 at 23:48.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2004 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
3 days after point of apogee on 27 March 2004 at 07:02 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 April 2004 at 02:28 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 399 903 km (248 488 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 548 km (226 520 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 24 March 2004 at 04:55 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 April 2004 at 05:05 in ♏ Scorpio.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 28 March 2004 at 19:53 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.541°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.596° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 April 2004 at 00:50 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 5 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.