Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 4 May 2004 at 20:33.
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 about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2004 after 27 days on 3 June 2004 at 04:20.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
Moon is at perigee at 04:29. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 24 April 2004 at 00:26 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 21 May 2004 at 12:02 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 359 812 km (223 577 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 696 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 544 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 4 May 2004 at 15:00 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 17 May 2004 at 18:17 in ♉ Taurus.
16 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 25 April 2004 at 03:32 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.628°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-27.623° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 May 2004 at 08:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 12 days on 19 May 2004 at 04:52 in ♉ Taurus 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.