Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2004 after 14 days on 3 June 2004 at 04:20.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 04:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 54 of Meeus index or 1007 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 35 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2004. It is 38 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠158.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠181.6°.
13 days after point of perigee on 6 May 2004 at 04:29 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 21 May 2004 at 12:02 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 404 142 km (251 122 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 262 km (252 440 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 17 May 2004 at 18:17 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 June 2004 at 01:20 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 8 May 2004 at 08:08 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.623°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.595° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 May 2004 at 10:05 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.