Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 26 November 2004 at 20:07.
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 ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2004 after 27 days on 26 December 2004 at 15:06.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
14 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 November 2004 at 11:25 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 405 354 km (251 875 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 953 km (252 247 mi).
5 days after ascending node on 24 November 2004 at 04:05 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 December 2004 at 16:57 in ♎ Libra.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 08:28 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.963°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.935° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 13 December 2004 at 00:27.
In 12 days on 12 December 2004 at 01:29 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.