Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 9 July 2004 at 07:34.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2004 after 17 days on 31 July 2004 at 18:05.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 55 of Meeus index or 1008 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes. It is 57 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 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠181.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠205.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 21:08. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 1 July 2004 at 23:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 30 July 2004 at 06:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 406 192 km (252 396 mi) away from Earth. It is 784 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 517 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after ascending node on 11 July 2004 at 00:59 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 July 2004 at 11:29 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 2 July 2004 at 03:43 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.538°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠27.543° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 July 2004 at 20:46 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 days on 17 July 2004 at 11:24 in ♋ Cancer 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.