Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days 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 ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2004 after 24 days on 26 November 2004 at 20:07.
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 19 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°.
Moon is at apogee at 18:09. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 18 October 2004 at 00:03 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 14 November 2004 at 13:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 999 km (251 655 mi) away from Earth. It is 409 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 710 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after ascending node on 27 October 2004 at 21:41 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 November 2004 at 07:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 01:32 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.042°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2004. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.013° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 15 November 2004 at 14:59.
In 10 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.