Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 January 2004 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | January 2004

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 15 January 2004 at 04:46.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2004 after 17 days on 6 February 2004 at 08:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 49 / 1002

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 49 of Meeus index or 1002 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 49 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 50 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠15.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠15.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠33.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 19:25, this is 15 days after last apogee on 3 January 2004 at 20:19 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 31 January 2004 at 14:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 362 768 km

This perigee Moon is 362 768 km (225 414 mi) away from Earth. It is 260 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 588 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 16 January 2004 at 21:08 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 January 2004 at 22:07 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 6 January 2004 at 21:36 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.031°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.072° in the next southern standstill on 20 January 2004 at 06:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 21 January 2004 at 21:05 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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