Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 19 November 2004 at 05:50.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2004 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
9 days after point of perigee on 14 November 2004 at 13:54 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 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 November 2004 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 392 122 km (243 653 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 953 km (252 247 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 04:05 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 8 December 2004 at 16:57 in ♎ Libra.
At 04:05 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
8 days since the previous standstill on 15 November 2004 at 14:59 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.013°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.963° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 November 2004 at 08:28 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 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.