Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 3 June 2004 at 04:20.
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 first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2004 after 27 days on 2 July 2004 at 11:09.
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 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°.
1 day after point of perigee on 3 June 2004 at 13:10 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 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 June 2004 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 363 540 km (225 893 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 575 km (252 634 mi).
3 days after descending node on 1 June 2004 at 01:20 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 June 2004 at 22:49 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 17:29 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.569°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.532° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 18 June 2004 at 15:35.
In 13 days on 17 June 2004 at 20:27 in ♊ Gemini 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.