Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 February 2004 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | February 2004

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

Waning Crescent 29% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 13 February 2004 at 13:40.

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 passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1943".

Worm Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2004 after 20 days on 6 March 2004 at 23:14.

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 50 / 1003

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 50 of Meeus index or 1003 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 50 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 51 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠33.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠33.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠59.1°. 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 before perigee

14 days after point of apogee on 31 January 2004 at 14:00 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 February 2004 at 07:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 626 km

Moon is 363 626 km (225 947 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 320 km (228 863 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 12 February 2004 at 21:44 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 26 February 2004 at 00:15 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 3 February 2004 at 04:10 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.131°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.229° in the next southern standstill on 16 February 2004 at 13:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 20 February 2004 at 09:18 in ♓ Pisces, 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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