Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 14 October 2004 at 02:48.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2004 after 10 days on 28 October 2004 at 03:07.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 59 of Meeus index or 1012 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 39 minutes. It is 37 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 5 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 4 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠302.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠327.5°.
11 days after point of apogee on 5 October 2004 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 18 October 2004 at 00:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 365 750 km (227 267 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 758 km (228 514 mi).
2 days after descending node on 14 October 2004 at 21:47 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2004 at 21:41 in ♈ Aries.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 5 October 2004 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.020°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.048° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 October 2004 at 08:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 10 days on 28 October 2004 at 03:07 in ♉ Taurus 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.