Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 6 September 2004 at 15:11.
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 ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2004 after 20 days on 28 September 2004 at 13:09.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 57 of Meeus index or 1010 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 5 minutes. It is 46 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 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠234°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠269.4°.
Moon is at apogee at 02:42. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 27 August 2004 at 05:37 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 22 September 2004 at 21:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 404 464 km (251 322 mi) away from Earth. It is 944 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 245 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after ascending node on 3 September 2004 at 06:34 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 17 September 2004 at 14:51 in ♎ Libra.
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 09:40 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.870°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.958° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 22 September 2004 at 02:36.
In 6 days on 14 September 2004 at 14:29 in ♍ Virgo 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.