Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 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 ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2004 after 9 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 5 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°.
Moon is at perigee at 00:03. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 5 October 2004 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 2 November 2004 at 18:09 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 367 758 km (228 514 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 250 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 598 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after descending node on 14 October 2004 at 21:47 in ♎ Libra. 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 27 October 2004 at 21:41 in ♈ Aries.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 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 9 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.