Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 12 November 2004 at 14:27.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2004 after 12 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 60 of Meeus index or 1013 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes. It is 28 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 42 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 27 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠327.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠345.8°.
Moon is at perigee at 13:54. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 2 November 2004 at 18:09 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 30 November 2004 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 362 313 km (225 131 mi) away from Earth. It is 195 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 043 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after descending node on 11 November 2004 at 07:43 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 24 November 2004 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus.
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 2 November 2004 at 01:32 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.042°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.013° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 November 2004 at 14:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 12 days on 26 November 2004 at 20:07 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.