Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 19 April 2004 at 13:21.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2004 after 14 days on 4 May 2004 at 20:33.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 53 of Meeus index or 1006 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 4 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 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠129.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠158.3°.
12 days after point of perigee on 8 April 2004 at 02:28 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 24 April 2004 at 00:26 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 400 731 km (249 003 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 403 km (251 906 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 11:40 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 4 May 2004 at 15:00 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 11:40 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
9 days since the previous standstill on 11 April 2004 at 00:50 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.596°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.628° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 April 2004 at 03:32 in ♋ Cancer.
In 14 days on 4 May 2004 at 20:33 in ♏ Scorpio 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.