Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 27 May 2004 at 07:57.
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 passing about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2004 after 1 day on 3 June 2004 at 04:20.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠158.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠181.6°.
10 days after point of apogee on 21 May 2004 at 12:02 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 June 2004 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 366 745 km (227 885 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 249 km (221 984 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 01:20 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 13 June 2004 at 22:49 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 22 May 2004 at 10:05 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.595°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.569° at the point of next southern standstill on 4 June 2004 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 3 June 2004 at 04:20 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.