Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 February 2004 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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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 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1911"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1941".

Worm Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2004 after 16 days on 6 March 2004 at 23:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 50 / 1003

The Moon is 28 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 16 February 2004 at 07:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 February 2004 at 10:45 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 375 178 km

Moon is 375 178 km (233 125 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 259 km (251 195 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 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 6 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

20 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 after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 16 February 2004 at 13:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.229°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.341° in the next northern standstill on 1 March 2004 at 11:47 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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