Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 28 October 2004 at 03:07.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2004 after 28 days on 26 November 2004 at 20:07.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on 18 October 2004 at 00:03 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 November 2004 at 18:09 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 398 086 km (247 359 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 999 km (251 655 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 27 October 2004 at 21:41 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 November 2004 at 07:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 19 October 2004 at 08:00 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.048°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.042° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 November 2004 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer.
In 14 days on 12 November 2004 at 14:27 in ♏ Scorpio 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.