Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 7 August 2004 at 22:01.
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 ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2004 after 17 days on 30 August 2004 at 02:22.
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 56 of Meeus index or 1009 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute. It is 55 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 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠205.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠234°.
1 day after point of apogee on 11 August 2004 at 09:34 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 August 2004 at 05:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 405 155 km (251 752 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 106 km (226 866 mi).
5 days after ascending node on 7 August 2004 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 August 2004 at 12:11 in ♏ Scorpio.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 02:38 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.674°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.776° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 25 August 2004 at 20:48.
In 3 days on 16 August 2004 at 01:24 in ♌ Leo 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.