Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 March 2004 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2004 | March 2004

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 28 February 2004 at 03:24.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1820"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2004 after 2 days on 6 March 2004 at 23:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 6 March 2004 at 23:14
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 13 March 2004 at 21:01
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 20 March 2004 at 22:41
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 28 March 2004 at 23:48

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 51 / 1004

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 51 of Meeus index or 1004 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 51 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 52 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠59.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠59.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠93.6°. 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 apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 28 February 2004 at 10:45 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 March 2004 at 03:37 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 393 757 km

Moon is 393 757 km (244 669 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 511 km (229 603 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 26 February 2004 at 00:15 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 March 2004 at 23:05 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 1 March 2004 at 11:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.341°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.445° in the next southern standstill on 14 March 2004 at 19:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 6 March 2004 at 23:14 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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